Firefighters called to building next to Hastings Library in Claremont

The alarm was raised after smoke was reported coming from premises in Claremont, next to the 140-year-old Hastings Library building. Three fire engines were at the scene at around 4pm. Firefighters used a truck-mounted Bronto Skylift to check the roof and chimneys of the building.

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A spokesperson for East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service said it turned out to be a false alarm.

The interior of the library, in the Brassey Institute, was refurbished with new furniture, more computers, free Wi-Fi and improved toilet facilities in 2018.

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