Firefighters from Horsham and Partridge Green were called to an inferno at an East Grinstead house in the early hours of this morning (Thursday July 12).
The blaze ripped through the large detached home on Holtye Road and destroyed the roof and first floor.
Local firefighters joined crew from East Grinstead, Turners Hill, Forest Row, Lingfield, Crawley, Haywards Heath and Burgess Hill as they battled flames until 8am. Around 50 fire service staff attended.
An investigation has been launched into the cause of the fire.