Firefighters have been called to a blaze at a "new location" inside the Royal Albion hotel just days after the building was partially destroyed.

Crews were called at 7.59am this morning to the Grade II* listed building.

Firefighters are currently searching the inside of the hotel which is in King's Road, Brighton.

Smoke has been billowing from the first and third floor windows.

The Argus:

Fire engines from Preston Circus, Hove and Roedean are in attendance, as well as an aerial ladder platform to douse the flames.

A spokeswoman for the fire service said: "We were called at 7.59am to the Royal Albion hotel to reports of smoke coming from a new location on the seafront side of the building.

"Currently in use are two ground monitors which give off a fine spray. 

"An internal search is being carried out by firefighters."

The hotel originally went up in flames last Saturday, July 15.

It prompted a massive fire service response, including London Fire Brigade which came down to Brighton for the first time since the Second World War.

Demolition started on Wednesday and continued yesterday.