An investigation by East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service discovered a bathroom ventilation fan was the cause of a blaze in a block of flats.
The fire in the bathroom spread after melting plastic from the fan dripped into the bath at the block of flats in Long Ridge Avenue, Saltdean.
Four appliances were sent to the scene after the alarm was raised at 7.57am on August 21.
The fire was located on the third-floor of the four-floor building and firefighters wearing breathing apparatus used two hose reel jets to tackle the flames.
Everyone was accounted for.
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