UPDATED: Warehouse ‘rubbish fire’ confirmed as arson

Fire crews attended the warehouse fire in Sompting. Pictures: Eddie Mitchell
Fire crews attended the warehouse fire in Sompting. Pictures: Eddie Mitchell

A fire which occured at a derelict warehouse in Sompting earlier today (February 16) has been confirmed as an arson attack.

Two fire engines attended the warehouse in Halewick Road at around 4.45pm, a spokesman for West Sussex Fire and Rescue Service (WSFRS) said.

No injuries have been reported following the blaze. PICTURE: Eddie Mitchell

No injuries have been reported following the blaze. PICTURE: Eddie Mitchell

The spokesman confirmed the fire is being treated as arson and said no injuries had been reported.

A spokesman from Sussex Police confirmed the blaze was being treated as arson but officers were not required to attend the ‘small rubbish fire’.

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Firefighters attended a blaze in Halewick Lane last night. Picture: Eddie Mitchell

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Two fire engines attended the blaze. Picture: Eddie Mitchell

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