Police have confirmed that a fire at a flat in Worthing started in a cannabis factory.
The fire broke out in the property in Salisbury Road at 8.40pm last night.
Four people from a neighbouring property had to be rescued.
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Tuesday afternoon's forecast for the west of the region
Tuesday afternoon's forecast for the east of the region