Four Littlehampton residents rescued after 'arson attack'

Scene of fire
Image caption Police are treating the fire as suspicious

Four people have been rescued from a fire at flats in Sussex in a suspected arson attack.

The occupants were given advice over the phone on how to stay safe after a wheelchair caught fire in the hallway of the property in Littlehampton.

Firefighters from West Sussex Fire and Rescue Service were called to the building in South Terrace just after 04:00 BST.

The fire was extinguished and oxygen was given to two residents.

Sussex Police, who are treating the fire as suspicious, are appealing for witnesses.

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