Update: Investigation into ferocious flat fire

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

Firefighters are investigating what caused a major fire at a flat in Worthing yesterday afternoon (Saturday).

Eight fire engines were sent to the address in Rowlands Road at 3.10pm.

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

Sussex Police closed the road and the public were advised to avoid the area.

Eyewitnesses reported flames leaping from the roof of the property and clouds of smoke billowing from an upstairs window.

Luckily no one needed to be rescued from the flat.

Firefighters fought the blaze well into the night and crews finally left the scene shortly before 2am this morning (Sunday).

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

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

Crews returned to inspect the scene at 7.15am.

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