Watch dramatic footage of firefighters battling flames on the roof of Sussex block of flats

Firefighters have responded to a flat fire in Sussex this afternoon (September 8).

Sunday, 8th September 2019, 4:34 pm
Updated Sunday, 8th September 2019, 5:34 pm
Firefighters work at the scene

A spokesman from East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service said four engines were sent to a block of flats in Wellington Road, Brighton at 1.32pm today.

After clearing the building, one engine left, leaving three to work on the fire, the spokesman added, which was believed to have started in the roof.

All crews left the scene at 3.20pm, said the spokesman.

Firefighters work at the scene

The exact cause of the fire is not known at this stage and an investigation is ongoing.

Footage from the scene shows a firefighter standing on top of the building, spraying water directly onto the fire.

Firefighters work at the scene
Firefighters work at the scene
Firefighters work at the scene