West Sussex Fire and Rescue were called to a thatch house in Downview Road, Felpham in the early hours of this morning (24th May).
According to their post on social media fire crews from Bognor, Littlehampton, Chichester, Worthing, Petworth and Southsea attended the scene along with aerial ladder platforms in an attempt to keep the fire under control.
Crews worked through the night and it is not known at this stage how the fire was started or whether there have been any casualties.
West Sussex Fire and Rescue have confirmed that they are now two pumps on the scene and there is a partial road closure in place. The public are being asked to find alternative routes when travelling and allow extra time for the school run this morning.
UPDATE: There are now two pumps on scene at the Downview Road fire in #Felpham and there is partial road closure, so we are advising people to find alternative routes when travelling and allow extra time for the school run this morning.— West Sussex Fire & Rescue Service (@WestSussexFire) May 24, 2021
Early this morning, we were called to a thatched property fire in #Felpham. Crews from @BognorFire, @LittlehamptonFS, @ChichesterFire & @WorthingFire attended, along with aerial ladder platforms from #Worthing and @Southsea24. We're currently still on scene. @brightonsnapper pic.twitter.com/3tpBA5HKSu— West Sussex Fire & Rescue Service (@WestSussexFire) May 24, 2021