Part of the Butlins resort in West Sussex had to be evacuated in the early hours of this morning (25th June) after a fire was deliberately started at the camp’s nightclub.
Fire crews were called to the holiday park in Bognor Regis at about 1.45am to tackle the blaze in the club’s female toilets.
Firefighters wore breathing apparatus during the operation, in which no one suffered any injuries. The extent of the damage is yet to be determined.
A spokeswoman for West Sussex Fire and Rescue Service confirmed that arsonists were behind the blaze.
Under the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005, a ‘suitable and sufficient’ fire risk assessment must be conducted on all commercial properties in England and Wales.
If the fire risk assessment is deemed to be carried out to an insufficient extent, the Responsible Person can face an unlimited fine or a prison sentence of up to two years.