Dozens evacuated when fire broke out in West Green shop

FIREFIGHTERS tackled a blaze in a ground floor convenience store in West Green, Crawley, this morning (Thursday 16 February).

Twenty four people were evacuated from flats above the parade in Ewhurst Road for precautionary measures.

Five fire crews attended the scene at around 4am.

Firefighters believe the fire was started deliberately and is under investigation by Sussex Police.