A popular fish and chip shop located down Collets Alley in the Carfax, Horsham caught fire at around 1pm on Friday, April 3, during the town’s popular Piazza Italia festival.
The deep fat fryer and extractor unit in the kitchen of Deep Blue Fish and Chips caught fire requiring crews from Horsham, Crawley and Billingshurst to attend the scene.
Rescue workers had difficulty attending the scene and brining in equipment due to the street being closed and blocked by sports cars brought in for the annual Italian themed event.
No injuries were reported and none of the nearby sports cars were damaged.
Repair work is currently underway and a statement on the Deep Blue Fish and Chip Shop website states the shop is expected to be closed for a week following the incident.
The building was quickly evacuated and a cordon was set up around the alley shortly after the incident at around 1.40pm.