Fire service investigating possible arson attack on Midhurst flat

A blaze which destroyed a groundfloor flat in Midhurst in the early hours of this morning is being treated as possible arson, West Sussex Fire and Rescue Service has said.

Fire crews were called to Poplar Way at 3.13am where fire was raging in one of the four flats in a block.

The fire service said 90 per cent of the flat was destroyed by the flames and the remainder by heat and smoke.

Some residents were evacuated. Police and forensic experts are at the scene.

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