UPDATE: House sustains ‘significant damage’ before fire is put out

The fire is in Upper High Street, Worthing. Picture: Michael Drummond
The fire is in Upper High Street, Worthing. Picture: Michael Drummond

A fire in a residential road near Worthing Hospital left a home with ‘significant smoke damage’ this afternoon.

Firefighters were sent to the address in Upper High Street in Worthing at 12.30pm, according to West Sussex Fire and Rescue Service.

Two fire engines were sent to the scene, with firefighters using breathing apparatus and a high pressure hose real put out the blaze.

The fire, which occured in the ground floor of a semi-detached house, was extinguished by 1.15pm this afternoon.

No injuries were reported, although the house sustained ‘significant smoke damage’, a fire service spokesperson said.

The fire is believed to have been started accidentally, the spokesperson said.

According to eyewitness reports, police and the ambulance service were not at the scene.

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