02 Mar 2012
Firefighters have been tackling a roof fire in a building next to Shoreham Power Station.
West Sussex and East Sussex fire and rescue services had to deploy six appliances to the gas suppression plant near the power station in Shoreham Harbour at 8.30pm on Thursday night.
West Sussex Fire and Rescue Service spokesman Gary Towson explained that the fire was in the roof space of the auxiliary building and had not affected the station’s main turbine generator hall. Mr Towson also revealed that everyone who was in the building has been accounted for.
“There have been no injuries and no loss of power to anyone in the area,” he said. “We have quite a lot of calls because the fire is in the roof space and you can see it from the road.”
Earlier this week, around 120 firefighters had to combat a severe fire at Tilbury Power Station in Essex, which broke out in a fuel storage area at 7.45am.
Although all the staff had been accounted for and nobody was injured, Chief Fire Officer David Johnson from Essex County Fire and Rescue Service (ECFRS) said it was one of the most difficult fires he had dealt with during his 20-year career.
Copyright Press Association 2012