Worthing road 'to be closed all night' due to large fire opposite The Thomas A Becket pub

The fire service expects the road to be closed all night. Picture: WSFRS
The fire service expects the road to be closed all night. Picture: WSFRS

Rectory Road in Worthing is 'likely to be closed all night' due to an ongoing blaze, the fire service has said.

UPDATE: Ten flats and five shops 'badly affected' but fire is 'under control'

Ten fire engines were sent to the scene. Picture: Eddie Mitchell

Ten fire engines were sent to the scene. Picture: Eddie Mitchell

Ten fire engines were sent to the scene near the junction with Offington Lane, at 6.38pm this evening. Click here to read the original story.

In an update, West Sussex Fire and Rescue Service said the incident would likely affect the road all night.

Click here to watch a video of the fire service tackling the blaze.

A fire service spokesman said: "We continue to work with our emergency partners to tackle a Worthing fire.

Drone pictures show the scale of the fire. Picture: Eddie Mitchell

Drone pictures show the scale of the fire. Picture: Eddie Mitchell

PICTURES: Drone photos show the full scale of the blaze

"Rectory Road is likely to be closed all night and The Thomas A Becket pub junction remains closed, please avoid the area."

Worthing borough councillor Val Turner has praised the 'amazing' emergency services for their work tonight