BREAKING NEWS: Fire sweeps through County Times offices

Firefighters during the blaze
Firefighters during the blaze

FIREFIGHTERS this evening battled a blaze at the historic Horsham headquarters of the West Sussex County Times.

A fire broke out in the building in Market Square at 6.50pm. Staff were in the building at the time and promptly alerted the fire brigade.

The cause of the fire is yet to be established but it is intially thought it was electrical.

Editor-in-chief Gary Shipton was attending the newspaper’s Community Chest presentation at the Olive Branch at the time of the fire.

He and other members of the County Times team rushed to the scene when they were alerted to the blaze.

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