PICTURES show crews tackling a fire at a residential property in a West Sussex village.

The fire broke out at a house in Coombe Road, Steyning yesterday evening.

West Sussex Fire and Rescue Service (WSFRS) said it was made aware of the fire at 8.49pm and four crews attended the scene.

A spokesman for West Sussex Fire and Rescue said: “We were called to reports of a fire involving a property on Coombe Road, Steyning, at 8.49pm last night (November 15).

“Joint Fire Control mobilised fire engines from Steyning and Shoreham to the scene, along with two fire engines from Worthing Fire Station and the Incident Command Unit from Haywards Heath.

“Upon arrival it was established that all residents had safely evacuated the property, and firefighters wearing breathing apparatus got to work bringing the fire under control."

He added that the South East Coast Ambulance Service and Sussex Police were also in attendance, and the road was temporarily closed to allow emergency service staff to work safely.

Engineers from UK Power Networks also attended the scene to isolate the power to the property.

Firefighters remained in attendance at the property overnight to ensure there were no further hotspots.

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