A LARGE tree fell on two houses causing severe damage to both properties.

West Sussex Fire and Rescue Service was dispatched to Syresham Gardens, in Haywards Heath, at about 6.30am.

A fire service spokesman said: "We were called at 6.01am this morning to reports of a large oak tree which had fallen into two properties in Syresham Gardens, Haywards Heath.

"A crew from Haywards Heath attended along with the Technical Rescue Unit.

"On arrival, crews worked to make the area and properties safe. No-one was reported injured. We left at 7.11am after the incident was left with tree surgeons."

There are no reports of injuries.