Fire in Petworth restaurant

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FIREFIGHTERS put out a fire in an Indian restaurant in Petworth today (Friday, September 12) is on fire, and police have closed the roads around the area.

Police closed nearby roads as West Sussex Fire and Rescue Service attended to a fire in the Basmati, a large three-storey building in Market Square. Four pumps attended the scene.

Emergency services attend a fire at the Basmati Restaurant in Petworth.PICTURE: LIZ PEARCE

Emergency services attend a fire at the Basmati Restaurant in Petworth.PICTURE: LIZ PEARCE

Sussex Police shut East Street and Middle Street to traffic.

There was also a two-car crash at 9.55am on the A272 at Foxhill, causing traffic in the area.

Police and the ambulance service are at the scene.

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