A 27-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of arson with intent to endanger life after a fire at a Chinese takeaway in Bognor Regis. More than twenty-five firefighters were called to the scene at around 4.15am this morning to deal with the blaze at the business on Station Road in the town.
There are no reports of any injuries. The Sussex Police investigation continues.
A man has died after a fire at some flats in Littlehampton, West Sussex. Four other people were taken to hospital.
Around thirty fire fighters were called to the property on South Terrace after the alert at 12.44am on Thursday 12th September 2013.
Firefighters will return to the Ashdown Forest in Sussex later this morning to make checks following a heath fire that covered 20 hectares. At its height, nearly 50 firefighters were tackling the blaze, which started just before 2pm on 5th June 2013.
Sixteen fire crews comprising of about 80 firefighters are now on the scene of a fire in the Ashdown Forest in Sussex. The police helicopter is being used to direct crews on the ground.
There is a large fire in the Ashdown Forest, with 20 hectares of land alight. Ten fire engines from both East and West Sussex Fire and Rescue services are at the scene.
More to follow.
A 22-year-old man is in hospital with serious injuries after the car he was driving collided with the fencing of a pub in Henfield near Brighton.
The incident happened on the A281 junction with Muddleswood Road in Albourne on Saturday 25th May 2013. Sussex Police and West Sussex Fire & Rescue Service were called to the Ginger Fox pub at 6.35am. Officers are appealing for witnesses.
An independent report commissioned by the Government claims that fire services across the South could save millions of pounds of public money if they worked together more closely.
The review says calls-outs and fire deaths have dropped, while spending and the number of firefighters have stayed much the same. The report has been welcomed by fire chiefs in Hampshire and West Sussex.
But the Fire Brigades Union has called it a "fig leaf" to hide further cuts which could put lives at risk. Malcolm Shaw reports.