FIRE crews were called to a high rise building today after there was a smell of smoke.

Six crews from Brighton, Hove, Roedean as well as others from West Sussex were called to the scene.

The road was shut by police in order to stop the public from entering the area.

A video captured all six of the fire engines on the scene at about 3pm.

A search of the building was carried out and no fire was detected.

The fire service confirmed that six crews are a standard response to an incident in a high-rise building.

A spokesman for the East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service said: "We were called at 3 pm to attend a high rise building on Ellen Street, Hove following reports of a 'smoke smell'.

"We have a standard pre-determined attendance of six pumps attending to high rise incidents so, therefore, crews from Brighton, Hove, Roedean and crews from West Sussex supported. This as stated, is standard procedure for high rise buildings.

"Firefighters have searched the building and cannot see any fires or the cause for the smoke smell. I understand that crews are being released from the scene now, and a stop sign is due shortly."

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