UPDATE: Shoppers evacuated from Horsham shopping centre

Fire and rescue service
Fire and rescue service

Shoppers were evacuated from Swan Walk Shopping Centre due to the fire alarm sounding this afternoon (Wednesday January 13).

The public and shop staff left the building while firefighters investigated the cause of the alarm.

A spokesperson for West Sussex Fire and Rescue Service said crews were called to the automated fire alarm at 2pm.

It was ruled to be a false alarm caused by fumes from an electric heater.

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