UPDATED: Warehouse '˜rubbish fire' confirmed as arson

A fire which occured at a derelict warehouse in Sompting earlier today (February 16) has been confirmed as an arson attack.

Thursday, 16th February 2017, 6:58 pm
Updated Tuesday, 28th February 2017, 12:49 pm
Fire crews attended the warehouse fire in Sompting. Pictures: Eddie Mitchell

Two fire engines attended the warehouse in Halewick Road at around 4.45pm, a spokesman for West Sussex Fire and Rescue Service (WSFRS) said.

The spokesman confirmed the fire is being treated as arson and said no injuries had been reported.

A spokesman from Sussex Police confirmed the blaze was being treated as arson but officers were not required to attend the ‘small rubbish fire’.

No injuries have been reported following the blaze. PICTURE: Eddie Mitchell

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The fire occured earlier today (February 16). Picture: Eddie Mitchell

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Two fire engines attended the blaze. Picture: Eddie Mitchell

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No injuries have been reported following the blaze. PICTURE: Eddie Mitchell
The fire occured earlier today (February 16). Picture: Eddie Mitchell
Two fire engines attended the blaze. Picture: Eddie Mitchell