Heating sparks fear of major fire at new Amex building

A fire scare was sparked by the heaters of a new office block.

East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service launched a major response believing the entire roof for the new American Express building in John Street, Brighton, was alight at about 1am this morning.

But when four fire engines and two response cars arrived at the building following calls from concerned neighbours, they found the suspected smoke was steam from the central heating system.

 

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8:37am Tue 11 Dec 12

jhdw925@yahoo.co.uk says...

Nothing better than letter off some steam!!!
Nothing better than letter off some steam!!! jhdw925@yahoo.co.uk

8:38am Tue 11 Dec 12

Pitviper says...

Oh for G*ds sake people can't you tell the difference???? the smell for one would let you know it's a fire and also the way smoke rises is so different to steam!!!
Oh for G*ds sake people can't you tell the difference???? the smell for one would let you know it's a fire and also the way smoke rises is so different to steam!!! Pitviper

9:02am Tue 11 Dec 12

Athena says...

"Heating sparks fear of major fire at new Amex building". Is James still there? Or does The Argus style sheet now say that the headline should be more dramatic than the article?
"Heating sparks fear of major fire at new Amex building". Is James still there? Or does The Argus style sheet now say that the headline should be more dramatic than the article? Athena

9:51am Tue 11 Dec 12

mustaphaLeeko says...

Doh, the Wordsmiths they employ at The Argus.... Who'd have them... Wait let me see.... The Sun would!
Doh, the Wordsmiths they employ at The Argus.... Who'd have them... Wait let me see.... The Sun would! mustaphaLeeko

11:08am Tue 11 Dec 12

Lady Smith says...

mustaphaLeeko wrote:
Doh, the Wordsmiths they employ at The Argus.... Who'd have them... Wait let me see.... The Sun would!
Actually, The Sun is too good for them....
[quote][p][bold]mustaphaLeeko[/bold] wrote: Doh, the Wordsmiths they employ at The Argus.... Who'd have them... Wait let me see.... The Sun would![/p][/quote]Actually, The Sun is too good for them.... Lady Smith

6:25pm Tue 11 Dec 12

Roundbill says...

This is going on Failblog...
This is going on Failblog... Roundbill

10:29pm Tue 11 Dec 12

Athena says...

Sun headlines are what The Argus aspires to.
Sun headlines are what The Argus aspires to. Athena

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