VIDEO: Police investigating fire incident near Horsham church

Police have cordoned off an area near a Horsham church this morning (Thursday March 19) after a fire in an outbuilding nearby.

A West Sussex Fire and Rescue spokesman said crews were called at around 4.15am to Brighton Road near the Baptist church there.

Police investigating fire incident at Brighton Road Baptist Church on Thursday March 19 - picture contributed by reader

Police investigating fire incident at Brighton Road Baptist Church on Thursday March 19 - picture contributed by reader

A single storey outbuilding measuring ten metres by two metres was alight and it was 50 per cent damaged by fire.

Sussex Police have taped off the area around the church.

A police spokesman said: “Police were called at 4.20am today (March 19) to a report that the outbuildings at a Chinese takeaway in Brighton Road, Horsham, were on fire.

“Officers attended and the cause of the fire is currently being investigated.”