Crews tackle Worthing house fire

Crews from West Sussex Fire and Rescue Service were called to tackle a fire at a house in Worthing during the early hours of this morning (Thursday, December 20).

Thursday, 20th December 2018, 8:11 am
Updated Thursday, 10th January 2019, 10:21 am
The house has been taped off as a result of the fire

Just before 1am, the fire service received a call from a member of the public to say smoke was issuing from a house in Highclere Way, Durrington.

A spokesman for the fire service said two fire engines were sent to the scene where it was established nobody was inside the property.

The spokesman added: "It is a two-storey building and the fire was on the ground floor.

The house has been taped off as a result of the fire

"We have not been told the extent of the damage but I can confirm there were no injuries."

An investigating officer will be returning to the scene later today to investigate the cause of the fire and the extend of the damage, the spokesman confirmed.

The spokesman said crews used two breathing apparatus, one high pressure hose reel and a covering jet.

The final appliance left the scene at 2.57am but an eyewitness said a police car remains outside the property.

Fire crews were sent to the scene shortly before 1am