UPDATED: House fire suspected to be arson

West Sussex Fire and Rescue Service (WSFRS) confirmed the blaze is being treated as deliberate. Picture by Eddie Howland.

West Sussex Fire and Rescue Service (WSFRS) confirmed the blaze is being treated as deliberate. Picture by Eddie Howland.

Firefighters were called to a house fire in Burgess Hill yesterday (October 27) and West Sussex Fire and Rescue Service (WSFRS) and Sussex Police have confirmed the fire is being treated as deliberate.

WSFRS were called to the house fire at The Close in Burgess Hill at around midday and said they believed the occupiers were in the property.

Firefighters were called to the house fire yesterday (October 27). Picture by Eddie Howland.

Firefighters were called to the house fire yesterday (October 27). Picture by Eddie Howland.

They confirmed the fire occurred in a brick shed attached to the house and the house became 100 per cent smoke logged and had to be ventilated.

A spokeswoman from WSFRS said: “The cause of the fire is believed to be of deliberate ignition.

“We sent three pumps, one from Burgess Hill, one from Haywards Heath and one from Worthing.”

Sussex Police are investigating the fire and said no-one was injured.

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