A HOUSE boat was destroyed in a fire.

Fire crews and Coastguard teams were sent to Forthaven, in Shoreham at 11.22pm on Saturday.

Firefighters from Lancing and Worthing were called, and fire engines from Brighton and Hove also attended.

A technical rescue unit was also sent.

Pictures from the scene show the houseboat completely ablaze, and flames had spread to a second property.

West Sussex Fire and Rescue Service said: “Firefighters worked closely with the Coastguard at Shoreham and tackled the fire, which had spread to a second property.”

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