A 99-YEAR-OLD woman has died in a house fire.

Paramedics attempted to treat the elderly woman after a fire broke out at the house in Tarring, Worthing.

Emergency services, including fire and ambulance crews as well as police officers were on the scene.

A spokesman for Sussex Police said in a statement: "Police were called to support the fire and ambulance services at a house fire Dorset Place, Worthing, at around 10.45am on Wednesday December 1.

"A 99-year-old local woman was treated by paramedics at the scene, but was sadly pronounced dead. Her next of kin have been informed."

High Street was closed from the junction with Rectory Road, but it has now been reopened.

Police say an investigation into the exact cause of the fire is ongoing, but there do not appear to be any suspicious circumstances.

The fire broke out in the kitchen of the home at around 10.30 this morning.

Two fire engines from Worthing were on the scene, where the blaze was extinguished.

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