Ashford Road in Eastbourne town centre was closed to traffic this lunchtime (Monday) after a suspected fire at a property.
Fire crews were called to the three storey building, split into flats, at 12.42pm after reports of smoke.
The road was closed off outside the back entrance to the Arndale Centre and traffic diverted.
A fire service spokesperson said some block work outside the property was alight but was extinguished.
Nobody was hurt.