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What a disaster! Aftermath of Crawley Tesla fire shows true extent of damage

A large fire that ravaged through the Tesla dealership in Crawley on Saturday 2nd March has crippled the operation of the dealership.

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Walls warped, windows smashed and staff littered across the car park watching in disbelief. That it the true extent of the aftermath of a serious fire that ripped through the Tesla dealership in Crawley.

Staff look on at the extent of the damage.

Crews were called at 10:29 this morning (Sat 2nd March) with eight crews attending the scene.

Witnesses described how thick smoke could be seen from miles around the area with some saying they could hear loud bangs.

Fire crews were able to bring the fire under control with West Sussex Fire tweeting how the operation had been scaled back by 13:06.

The road was closed off as crews investigate the scene.

Photos from the scene following the blaze show just how badly damaged the building is.

Incredibly cars parked out the front of the dealership appear undamaged.

Fire crews are still pouring gallons of water onto the building.

The visible damage is clear with the roof buckling in parts.

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Explosions heard as fire service attend bin fire in Southgate, Crawley

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Residents around Sunningdale Court in Southgate Crawley last night were alarmed to hear loud explosions.

At around 8pm last night, 17th Sept, a fire in a bin store caused multiple loud bangs that could be heard around the area.

One witness posting on social media said:

“it sounded so loud with 3 explosions!”

A spokesperson for West Sussex County Council said:

“We were called to a fire in a bin store on Sunningdale Court, Crawley at 8pm last night. Two fire engines attended the scene. Four breathing apparatus, one high pressure hose reel and one jet were used to extinguish the fire.”

Sussex Police commented saying:

“At 8.07pm on Tuesday (17 September) we were informed that West Sussex Fire and Rescue Service was attending a shed bin on fire at Sunningdale Court, Southgate, Crawley. No police action necessary. “

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