DOZENS of firefighters worked through the night to put out a blaze which ripped through a thatched barn.
Shortly before 1am on Sunday (September 21), firefighters were called to the scene at farm land off Blackhouse Lane in Petworth after a 10mx6m storage barn caught fire.
The entire thatched roof was damaged by heat, fire and smoke.
The fire service said the blaze was accidental and they had made the scene safe by 6am.
Two crews from Midhurst were joined by crews from Petworth, Billingshurst, Littlehampton and Bognor.