Fire breaks out at Union Place

A fire broke out at Union Place, according to the fire service.

Monday, 18th May 2020, 11:27 am
Updated Monday, 18th May 2020, 11:28 am

A spokesperson for West Sussex Fire & Rescue Service said firefighters were called to the derelict site in Worthing town centre at around 6.15pm on Friday evening (May 15).

One fire engine from Worthing Fire Station was sent.

Once it arrived, it became clear the small fire had begun in a tent at the site.

The scene of the fire in Union Place, Worthing

The fire was extinguished, and all people were accounted for.

During the last several years, the site has been used periodically by people sleeping rough.

In 2017, the owners of the site evicted the homeless community there and hired a security team to prevent them coming back.

The scene of the fire in Union Place, Worthing