Breaking news: Major fire in Worthing flat

Firefighters are currently tackling a major blaze in Worthing.

Eight fire engines are currently on the scene of the fire, which broke out in a flat above shops in Rowlands Road.

Rowlands Road fire. Picture by Eddie Mitchell. SUS-170520-171906001

Rowlands Road fire. Picture by Eddie Mitchell. SUS-170520-171906001

Crews were called to the scene at around 3.10pm.

West Sussex Fire and Rescue Service has said that no one has been reported injured and is urging members of the public to avoid the area if possible.

Officers from Sussex Police are also currently on the scene. A spokesperson for the force said it was unable to release any more information about the incident at this stage.

We will update our website as soon as more information becomes available.

Rowlands Road fire. Picture by Eddie Mitchell. SUS-170520-171825001

Rowlands Road fire. Picture by Eddie Mitchell. SUS-170520-171825001

* Video by Eddie Mitchell.

Rowlands Road fire. Picture by Eddie Mitchell. SUS-170520-171809001

Rowlands Road fire. Picture by Eddie Mitchell. SUS-170520-171809001

Rowlands Road fire. Picture by Eddie Mitchell. SUS-170520-171755001

Rowlands Road fire. Picture by Eddie Mitchell. SUS-170520-171755001

Flat fire in Rowlands Road. Picture by Charlie Suraci Neve SUS-170520-171501001

Flat fire in Rowlands Road. Picture by Charlie Suraci Neve SUS-170520-171501001

Flat fire in Rowlands Road. Picture by Charlie Suraci Neve SUS-170520-171614001

Flat fire in Rowlands Road. Picture by Charlie Suraci Neve SUS-170520-171614001

Flat fire in Rowlands Road. Picture by Charlie Suraci Neve SUS-170520-171538001

Flat fire in Rowlands Road. Picture by Charlie Suraci Neve SUS-170520-171538001