Man dies after serious fire breaks out at West Sussex home

An elderly man died after a fire at a home in West Sussex last night (Monday, January 11), police have said.

Tuesday, 12th January 2021, 9:22 am

According to Sussex Police, patrolling officers saw a house on fire in Bishopric, Horsham, at 7.30pm.

A spokesperson said: "An elderly man who was living there has sadly been confirmed deceased at the scene.

"Another elderly man found at the address is being treated at hospital for some burn injuries to his hands and smoke inhalation but his condition is not assessed as life threatening.

Police said the incident is being treated as unexplained but not suspicious at this stage. Photo: Eddie Mitchell

"The incident is being treated as unexplained but not suspicious at this stage."

West Sussex Fire and Rescue Service posted on social media last night, asking residents to avoid the area 'while the fire is brought under control'.

Police said the incident is being treated as unexplained but not suspicious at this stage. Photo: Eddie Mitchell