Around 40 firefighters have been tackling a fire at a house in Pulborough this afternoon. The fire is now out and thankfully there are no reported injuries.
West Sussex Fire & Rescue Service was called to the detached property at Gay Street Lane in Pulborough just after 12.30 this afternoon.
The first crews arrived at the property within minutes and were faced with a developing fire in the garage and roof space of the two-storey house so assistance from additional fire crews was immediately requested.
Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus tackled the fire and quickly prevented further spread using 4 main jets and 2 high pressure hose reels. Two small gas cylinders involved in the fire were removed and made safe.
The blaze, which is believed to have started accidentally in the garage, is now out but firefighters remain on the scene damping down affected areas.
Support and assistance for the occupiers of the property is being provided by the Red Cross Fire and Emergency Support Service.
The A29 between Adversane and Pulborough is expected to remain closed until approximately 4pm.