Two people die in West Sussex house fire

Two people have died following a fire at a house in West Sussex, police and the fire service have confirmed.

Saturday, 26th December 2020, 1:53 pm
Updated Tuesday, 29th December 2020, 4:17 pm

Emergency services received a report of a significant fire at a residential property in Harbolets Road, West Chiltington, at 9.10am this morning (Saturday, December 26).

A section of the road was closed, and remains closed, while emergency services continue to work together.

The fire has since been extinguished, the fire service said in a joint statement with Sussex Police.

The fire service was called to West Chiltington. Picture: Eddie Mitchell SUS-201226-133908001

West Sussex Fire and Sussex Police said: “Two people have sadly been confirmed deceased at the scene.

“Police are still actively liaising with the fire service to ensure the building is safe and to determine if any other persons are present, and a joint investigation will take place to ascertain the cause of the fire.

“We have no further information at this stage.”

The fire service was called to West Chiltington. Picture: Eddie Mitchell SUS-201226-133819001
The fire service was called to West Chiltington. Picture: Eddie Mitchell SUS-201226-133856001
The fire service was called to West Chiltington. Picture: Eddie Mitchell SUS-201226-133843001
The fire service was called to West Chiltington. Picture: Eddie Mitchell SUS-201226-133831001