Firework may have sparked blaze at Shoreham flat

Fire at Rosslyn Court
Image caption Firefighters were called to the blaze at Rosslyn Court on the evening of bonfire night

A stray firework is believed to be the possible cause of a fire in a block of flats in West Sussex on bonfire night.

West Sussex Fire and Rescue Service was called to the blaze in a first floor flat at Rosslyn Court in Rosslyn Road, Shoreham, at about 18:30 GMT.

The property was badly damaged but the flat's occupant and people in neighbouring flats escaped unhurt.

A fire service spokeswoman said there had been speculation a firework was to blame for the fire.

She said fire investigation officers were working with Sussex Police and would be returning to the scene on Monday.

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