House ‘90-per-cent’ damaged by fire in Copthorne

Home catches fire near Crawley. Picture by Eddie Howland
Home catches fire near Crawley. Picture by Eddie Howland

FIRE crews have been battling a blaze that took hold of a home this afternoon (November 22).

No one has been injured in the incident, but fire crews were first called to the bungalow off Copthorne Road at 12.22pm.

Home catches fire near Crawley. Picture by Eddie Howland

Home catches fire near Crawley. Picture by Eddie Howland

A spokesman from West Sussex Fire and Rescue Service said three engines had been sent to the fire, which they were still tackling at 5.15pm.

A technical rescue unit was also at the scene.

The spokesman described the house as ‘90-per-cent damaged’.

The house is set back from the road. Police, fire and paramedics were all called to the scene.

Home catches fire near Crawley. Picture by Eddie Howland

Home catches fire near Crawley. Picture by Eddie Howland

It is not yet clear how the fire started. Copthorne Road was closed in both directions while firefighters tackled the fire.

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