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BREAKING NEWS: ‘Severe fire’ at Worthing flat complex

Blaze at a block of flats in Worthing    PHOTOS: Eddie Mitchell

Blaze at a block of flats in Worthing PHOTOS: Eddie Mitchell

FIREFIGHTERS are battling a ‘severe’ blaze at a block of flats in Worthing.

The fire took hold at about 5.20pm this evening (Sunday, April 13) at a flat complex in King Edward Avenue.

Four crews from Worthing and Shoreham were called to the inferno, which had affected six properties.

A woman has been taken to hospital. Reports suggest she leapt from the building. However, it is unclear whether she jumped from a burning flat.

Paramedics from the South East Coast Ambulance service were called to the scene, as was a crew from the air ambulance.

A spokesman for the fire service said: “There was thick black smoke coming from the building and a severe fire at the rear of the property. A lot of people were outside the flats when we arrived.”

The fire service remain on scene.

An investigation into how the blaze started has now been launched.

Updates to follow.

 

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