A Sussex Police spokesperson said: “Police are aware of a serious fire at a property in Chidham, near Chichester.
“It has been confirmed there have been two fatalities.
“An investigation is under way as to how the fire started, which at this stage is unexplained.”
The home was ‘well alight’ when firefighters attended the incident in Maybush Drive at 8.45am, a spokesperson for West Sussex Fire and Rescue Service said.
The spokesperson added: “Two casualties were located by search crews wearing breathing apparatus. Sadly both were confirmed deceased at the scene.
“A fire investigation is now underway to try and establish the cause.
“Our thoughts and condolences go to the family and friends of the casualties and everyone involved in this tragedy.”
Crews from Chichester, Emsworth and Havant were called, along with police officers and paramedics.
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