A fire broke out in a South Terrace property, Littlehampton overnight.
The Scene pictured above at South Terrace this morning following the early morning fatal fire.
One man lost his life and four others were injured in the fire, the cause of which, is as yet unknown.
The fire believed to have started at the front of the building at around 12.45am this morning. A man was found dead in the property, four other residents had to be rescued as smoke filled the building.
Local eyewitnesses report that one woman was rescued from the roof of the building where she had taken shelter as the fire spread throughout the building.
South Terrace is located just around the corner from Pier Road, Littlehampton and many of the properties overlook Littlehampton seafront and promenade area.
Forensic fire investigators are currently on scene investigating the cause of the fire.