Police investigate after fire rages through Brighton flat

The scene in John Street, Brighton, this morning SUS-190920-104142001
The scene in John Street, Brighton, this morning SUS-190920-104142001

Police are investigating a fire which tore through a flat in Brighton overnight.

Firefighters rushed to the ground floor property in Sussex Street just after 3am this morning (September 20).

The scene in John Street, Brighton, this morning SUS-190920-104221001

The scene in John Street, Brighton, this morning SUS-190920-104221001

Crews used 1 in 7 foam, two breathing apparatus, and a hose reel jet to extinguish the flames, which caused “extensive damage” to the building.

One person was taken care of by ambulance teams for smoke inhalation, the fire service said.

A Sussex Police spokesperson said, “Police want to hear from any witnesses who saw anyone acting suspiciously in the area or have any information about the fire.”

Report online or call 101 quoting serial 131 of 20/09.

The scene in John Street, Brighton, this morning SUS-190920-104154001

The scene in John Street, Brighton, this morning SUS-190920-104154001