Update: Investigation into ferocious flat fire

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

Sunday, 21st May 2017, 11:57 am
Updated Sunday, 4th June 2017, 9:41 pm
Rowlands Road fire. Picture by Eddie Mitchell. SUS-170520-171755001

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

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.

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

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).

Crews returned to inspect the scene at 7.15am.

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

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