Drone images have shown the destruction caused to a Harvester restaurant by a fire.

The Littlehampton restaurant went up in flames this morning after a blaze began in the kitchen shortly before 9am.

The fire has now spread to the roof and dramatic aerial images show the extent of the damage.

A large plume of smoke billowed from the roof of the seaside restaurant. The building’s interior has been engulfed by the flames as fire services tackle the fire with an aerial platform.

The Argus: Harvester in Littlehampton on fireHarvester in Littlehampton on fire (Image: Sussex News and Pictures)

Flames also erupted from the side of the building. The blaze continues to rage through the centre of the building.

A West Sussex Fire and Rescue Service spokeswoman said: "At 8.51am we were called to a fire at a restaurant in Coastguard Road, Littlehampton.

"Upon arrival firefighters were met with a fire in the kitchen, which has since spread to the roof.

The Argus: fire at Harvesterfire at Harvester (Image: Sussex News and Pictures)

"We currently have ten fire engines and an aerial ladder platform at the scene, working hard to bring the fire under control.

"There are no injuries and everyone has been accounted for."

Nearby residents are being advised to close their doors and windows due to the smoke plume.

The Argus: Fire at Harvester in LittlehamptonFire at Harvester in Littlehampton (Image: Sussex News and Pictures)

Harvester has been approached for comment.

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