A caravan was severely damaged in a fire.

The mobile home in Whitehawk Crescent, Brighton, caught alight at about 9.15pm last night with fire crews from Roedean and Preston Circus fire stations rushing to the scene.

There were initial fears that the owner might be trapped inside.

However, although the owner has still not been located, firefighters found the caravan to be unoccupied.

Fire crews added that it was still unclear whether the fire was started accidentally or deliberately.