Woman, 99, dies in Worthing house fire

A 99-year-old woman has died after a house fire in Worthing.

Sussex Police confirmed officers were called to support the fire and ambulance services at a house fire Dorset Place, Worthing, at around 10.45am today (Wednesday, December 1).

"A 99-year-old local woman was treated by paramedics at the scene, but was sadly pronounced dead," a police spokesperson said.

"Her next of kin have been informed.

High Street was closed from the junction with Rectory Road but it has now been reopened, police said. Photo: Keith Anderson SUS-210112-113938001

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

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