Building destroyed in overnight blaze at Southwater Country Park

JPCT 03-04-12  Southwater Country Park, the beach S12140990a -photo by Steve Cobb ENGSUS00320131224113642
JPCT 03-04-12 Southwater Country Park, the beach S12140990a -photo by Steve Cobb ENGSUS00320131224113642

A building was destroyed at Southwater Country Park after a fire broke out in the early hours of this morning (Tuesday October 25).

Two crews from Horsham attended the incident in Cripplegate Lane at about 2.30am.

A fire service spokesman said the blaze started in a 10m by 5m outbuilding next to the visitors centre. It was used to store machinery at the park and was destroyed by the flames.

Firefighters managed to save the visitors centre, the spokesman added.

The blaze was extinguished using three hose reels, one water jet and compressed air foam.

No injuries were reported.

Crews left the scene at 3.50am.

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