Firefighters evacuated a block of flats after a blaze broke out.

Four engines and one aerial platform attended the fire at a top floor flat in Clarence Square, Brighton, at 9.15pm yesterday.

Firefighters tackled the blaze in just over an hour and escorted two people from the flat to safety. Neighbours were also alerted and were evacuated.

A spokeswoman for East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service said: "Four pumps were used from Preston Circus and Hove stations.

"Four firefighters wearing breathing apparatus used two hose reels to tackle the fire."

It is believed there were no injuries.

Adamous Pamaghi, 81, owner of the block of flats and who lives there, said: "I thought there were people making noise, so I went outside to see what was happening and that's when I saw the fire.

"I'm very shocked because you don't expect that sort of thing to happen."

The cause of the fire is unknown and an investigation has been launched.

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