A Horsham store was severely damaged by a fire this morning (Wednesday January 18).
Crews from Horsham attended the incident at Hudson Hair, in Caterways, at about 9.15am.
The fire service said the blaze started in the ground floor hairdressers.
It is understood an elderly woman was being served in the shop at the time and both the store and a first floor flat above were evacuated.
Richard Davy, deputy district commander at West Sussex Fire and Rescue Service, said no-one was injured but the shop was severely damaged by the flames.
Crews managed to save the flat above which suffered minor smoke damage.
The blaze was extinguished using a hose reel and a covering jet.
Mr Davy said an electrical fault with a hair dryer had caused the fire and it is being treated as an accident.
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