Investigation into Rectory Road fire in Worthing to begin
A fire investigation unit will attend the scene of a fire in Rectory Road which has badly affected ten flats and five shops.
The fire service confirmed this morning that the operation to tackle the blaze in a block of flats above shops opposite The Thomas A Becket pub had been scaled down.
Ten fire engines were called to the scene at 6.38pm yesterday evening.
Crews had the fire largely under control by around 10.30pm but remained at the scene dampening down hotspots through the night.
Two fire appliances and an aerial ladder platform remain at the scene.
A spokesman for the fire service confirmed that 25 per cent of the roof had been damaged by fire along with 25 per cent of the second floor.
The fire investigation unit will be attending the scene today.
Rectory Road remains closed this morning south of the Thomas A Becket pub.
People are being warned to allow extra time for journeys.