An investigation is underway into the cause of a fire at a house in Coldean.

Emergency services were called to Hawkhurst Road in Brighton yesterday afternoon to tackle a blaze in a roof.

Six fire engines and an aerial ladder platform attended the scene to extinguish the fire.

Part of the roof was gutted by the fire as it raged.

Residents were told to avoid the area and keep their windows and doors closed while firefighters dealt with the incident, with police restricting access to the road.

The Argus: Police restricted access to the road due to the firePolice restricted access to the road due to the fire (Image: Sussex News and Pictures)

A spokesman for East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service confirmed that there were no reports of any injuries in the fire.

He said: “East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service was called at 3.03pm on November 14 to reports of a fire in a roof of a house on Hawkhurst Road, Brighton.

“Six fire engines, an aerial ladder platform and several officers were sent to the scene.

“There are no reports of any injuries.

“The cause of the fire is being investigated.”