UPDATE: ‘Deliberate’ fire at new village development

Pillows deliberately set alight in Wickhurst Green.
Pillows deliberately set alight in Wickhurst Green.

Firefighters tackled a deliberate fire at a new village development this afternoon (Tuesday March 7).

Crews attended the incident in Ellis Road, in Wickhurst Green, Broadbridge Heath, at about 1.30pm.

A spokesman for the fire service said several pillows had been ‘deliberately’ set on fire close to the road.

One pump from Horsham was sent but the fire was out before crews arrived.

Horsham Fire Service said two youths were seen fleeing the area. Police have been informed.

Another fire engine was also called to Blackhorse Way, in Horsham town centre, around the same time after an alarm went off in a flat.

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