A Horsham town centre restaurant was damaged after a fire broke out in the early hours of this morning (Thursday December 24).
Fire crews were called to Restaurant Tristan in East Street at about 2.30am and arrived at the restaurant about five minutes later.
The blaze originated from the bar on the first floor, a spokesperson for West Sussex Fire and Rescue Service said.
The bar area was gutted by the blaze. Twenty five per cent of the first floor was damaged by flames and the remainder by smoke, the spokesperson said.
Firefighters used four breathing apparatus and two hose reels during a successful battle with the flames. They left the scene just before 4am.
The fire has been confirmed as an accidental ignition.
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