Fire rips through Eastbourne Hotel

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A huge blaze has broken out in The Claremont hotel in the seaside resort of Eastbourne, Sussex, this morning.

Witnesses report the entire front of the hotel is on fire, with people running from the scene.

Shocking pictures shared on Twitter showed the fire billowing out of the roof of the hotel.

Bystanders have said : “It’s absolutely huge. It started at the back of the hotel, now the whole front of the hotel is on fire.

“Loads of people are running around, there’s loads and loads of smoke.”

East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service are tackling the blaze and have not reported any injuries.

Twelve fire crews are at the scene near Eastbourne pier.