Fire damaged a Middleton home

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Fire has caused extensive damage to a property in Middleton.

Four fire crews spent more than two hours bringing the thatched roof fire in Middleton Road under control.

The Red Cross unit has helped the family with finding temporary accommodation.

It is believed a fault with the chimney caused the blaze around 6:30pm on Sunday, August 28.

Firefighters from East Preston, Bognor Regis and Chichester were involved in putting it out the flames. A crew remained at the scene overnight, damping down the hotspots.