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Five fire engines called to Gatwick hotel

Emergencies crews arrived quickly to the scene.



Guests and passersby were left worried this afternoon as five fire engines were called to the Travelodge Gatwick Airport.

Residents and staff reported seeing fire crew run round the building with hoses as staff ran through their fire drill procedures.

A full evacuation took place just after 4pm.

But luckily it appears whatever the problem was it was not serious as within 30 minutes the fire service was stood down and additional medical services left the scene.

A spokesperson from Travelodge said:

“We can confirm that West Sussex Fire & Rescue Service was called out to respond to an isolated incident that took place at Gatwick Airport Central Travelodge on Friday 6th July 2018. The hotel was evacuated, there were no casualties and the hotel is back to business as usual. We would like to sincerely apologise to our customers who were affected by this unfortunate incident.”


Arson attack in Gossops Green as two cars are burnt out and two houses damaged

Police are seeking information about an incident in Crawley in which fire damage was caused to two cars and two houses.



At about 9.30pm on Friday 28 September, in Tintern Road, Crawley a car was set alight.

The fire spread to a car next to it and to the windows and guttering of two adjacent houses.

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The cars, which were burnt out, were parked and unoccupied and nobody in the houses was hurt.

Police Investigator Sean Tucker said:

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“The initial fire was caused deliberately. If you saw what happened or have any other information please contact us online or call 101, quoting serial 1280 of 28/09.”

You can also contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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