DRAMATIC scenes hit Brentwood last night as a massive blaze at a popular nightspot closed the High Street.
A total of 11 Essex fire crews tackled the huge fire at the Sugar Hut on Brentwood High Street just after 7.30pm last night as staff set up for the evening ahead.
The infamous hangout – where stars such as Danielle Lloyd, Jodie Marsh and premiership footballers have been spotted – was due to host a party for Brentwood starlet Pixie Lott, who was celebrating reaching number one in the singles chart.
Police closed the High Street while crews attended the blaze in the 500-year-old listed building, which became heavily smoke-logged.
Police and fire crews say an investigation is now being carried out.