Sussex Police are investigating the Crawley fire

A house fire involving seven fire engines is being investigated by police.

Several fire crews from across the area were dispatched by the West Sussex Fire and Rescue Service (WSFRS) to the blaze in Webb Street, Crawley last night.

Two fire engines from Crawley, one from Horsham, Billingshurst and Hurstpierpoint and two crews from Surrey Fire and Rescue Services were present.

Sussex Police and South East Coast Ambulance Service were also present but no one was hurt.

According to WSFRS, firefighters found the fire on the first floor and a secondary fire broke out in the attic of the home.

Firefighters were able to extinguish the fire and returned this morning to investigate the scene.

Sussex Police are now investigating the cause of the fire, according to a WSFRS spokesman.

A spokesman for West Sussex Fire and Rescue Services said: “Last night at 6.26pm we were called to a fire at a house on Webb Street in Crawley.

“Joint Fire Control mobilized two fire engines from Crawley, one from Horsham, Billingshurst and Hurstpierpoint, along with two crews from the Surrey Fire and Rescue Service to the scene.

“On arrival, responders found a fire on the first floor and roof of the property and firefighters wearing breathing apparatus brought the blaze under control using four jets, two high-pressure hose reels and a fire hydrant.

“Sussex Police and South East Coast Ambulance Paramedics were present but fortunately there were no injuries in the incident.

“A small follow-on fire broke out in the attic, which the firefighters quickly put out using breathing apparatus with two hose reels and two main nozzles.

“Firefighters stayed on site to contain themselves and used a thermal imaging camera to ensure there were no other hotspots.

“Crews returned at 6am this morning for a re-inspection but there were no further signs of fire.

“The incident remains under investigation by Sussex Police.”

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