Flat fire in East Preston

Flat fire Old Worthing Road. All pictures Eddie Mitchell
Flat fire Old Worthing Road. All pictures Eddie Mitchell

A flat in East Preston has been left badly damaged after a fire broke out last night.

Fire crews were called to the blaze in the first floor flat in Old Worthing Road at 7.29pm on Wednesday, January 13.

Flat fire Old Worthing Road. All pictures Eddie Mitchell

Flat fire Old Worthing Road. All pictures Eddie Mitchell

Two crews from Worthing and one from East Preston attended.

Four firefighters entered the property wearing breathing apparatus and the fire was extinguished in around an hour.

Two hose reels and a jet was used, along with a fan to ventilate.

There were no reports of any injuries, with all occupants accounted for, a spokeswoman for West Sussex Fire & Rescue Service said.

Flat fire Old Worthing Road. All pictures Eddie Mitchell

Flat fire Old Worthing Road. All pictures Eddie Mitchell

But there was significant damage to the flat, with 100 per cent bedroom damage by smoke and 20 per cent damage by heat.

The fire was started accidentally, the spokeswoman said.

The last firefighter to leave the scene departed at 9.10pm that evening, and the incident was handed over to police.

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Flat fire Old Worthing Road. All pictures Eddie Mitchell

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