Houseboat bursts into flames in Shoreham

Shoreham houseboat fire SUS-200202-090544001
Shoreham houseboat fire SUS-200202-090544001

A houseboat was consumed by flames in Shoreham last night (Saturday).

Firefighters rushed to the scene near Forthaven to find one houseboat “well alight” and the fire spreading to a second at 11.22pm.

Photo by Patchiboo Jones-Campbell SUS-200202-111320001

Photo by Patchiboo Jones-Campbell SUS-200202-111320001

Crews from Lancing and Worthing together with two East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service appliances from Brighton attended along with the rescue boat from East Wittering fire station and officers from West Sussex Fire and Rescue’s (WSFRS) technical rescue unit.

Firefighters wearing four sets of breathing apparatus worked closely with Shoreham Coastguard to tackle the fire, said WSFRS, using a jet and a hydrant.

The last crew left the scene at 1.30am and officers returned at 7am this morning (Sunday) to reinspect.

No one is reported to have been harmed.

HOUSE BOAT FIRE SHOREHAM SUS-200202-090632001

HOUSE BOAT FIRE SHOREHAM SUS-200202-090632001