The Telegraph are reporting this evening that England’s Six Nations squad have been evacuated from the team hotel after a fire broke out on the Brighton seafront.
They’ve reported that ‘Eddie Jones’ team were forced to switch hotels when what is believed to be an electrical fire started in a manhole near the Harbour hotel on the Kings Road.
‘A nightclub was also closed as East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service erected a cordon around the fire. Footage from passers-by shows flames shooting from the pavement.’
A spokeswoman for East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service (ESFRS) confirmed that they were in attendance with two fire engines shortly after 6pm to reports of “smoke and flames”.
Fire crews checked nearby buildings but said there were “no signs of fire inside them” and that the incident is being treated as an electrical fire.
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“I Love My Pub” – The Other Jobs Of Five England Internationals
#1. JACK NOWELL – CLOTHES & PUB
The England and Exeter Chiefs winger is the co-owner of The Swordfish Inn back in his hometown of Penzance in Cornwall. Sitting on the harbourfront, the pub has been a favourite of local fishermen, artists and visitors alike for as long as anyone cares to remember and is well-known for its rugged charm and atmosphere.
“I remember being down there as a kid with my dad and I just remember it being so rammed and seeing everyone like a family,” says Nowell.
“When I got old enough and started drinking, it got a bit quiet and fizzled out a bit, and I was then in a position where I could afford to buy it, so me and Mark and Nick George bought it together. They’re two guys that run pubs down in Cornwall and they’re very, very good at what they do, so I mentioned (my plans) to them one day and they were really keen to do it with me. I’m trying to build it slowly into what it used to be like.”
He is also a director of MUSTARD Clothing.