Police are appealing for witnesses after firefighters discovered a cannabis factory while they were searching for people trapped in a house fire.
The fire started in a property in Salisbury Road, Worthing at 8:30pm last night.
There were reports that people could have still been trapped in the house, which firefighters attended.
When searching the property, they didn't find any one but instead found a cannabis factory set up on the top floor.
Detective Sergeant Colin O'Hare of West Sussex CID said, "We would like to know who has been visiting the address over the last few weeks and months and hope residents can help us."
Anyone with information should call 101 quoting serial 1414 of 11/12.