Firefighters were called to tackle a blaze at a house in Southwater in the early hours of yesterday.
Three fire engines rushed to the scene in Woodlands Way just after midnight.
A spokesman for West Sussex Fire and Rescue Service said: “The fire was located in a ground floor utility room.
“Crews were able to keep the fire contained and extinguished.”
Firefighters continued damping down before leaving the property soon after 2am.