East Sussex seaside ‘explosion’: Dozens of fire engines rush as thick smoke fills sky

East Sussex seaside ‘explosion’: Dozens of fire engines rush as thick smoke fills sky

Terrifying footage of a warehouse in East Sussex burning has emerged. In videos taken, huge plumes of black smoke can be seen rising out of a building in Newhaven. The area has now been closed off by East Sussex officials and 12 crews have been sent to the scene.

East Sussex Fire Control tweeted: “Latest update from the scene in Newhaven… crews working hard… we are likely to be there for some time. We know it’s hot but please keep windows and doors closed if you’re in the area.”

Officials say it is too early to say what caused the fire.

Witnesses took to social media to describe the blaze.

One wrote: “There was a big explosion near the Port in Newhaven 10 minutes ago.”

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The fire is being attended to on Beach Road in Newhaven.

According to officials, it was first alerted at 9:32am.

They say they have received more than 30 calls about it.

The fire is affecting an industrial building and there are no reports of injuries.

Lewes Police issued some important advice on the situation which was retweeted by the Fire and Rescue Service.

They wrote: ” Our colleagues East Sussex FRS are dealing with a large fire in Newhaven.

“They are recommending that doors and windows are kept closed if you live in the area.

“Avoid coming if you’re planning on visiting.

“We know the weather is hot, but the smoke is very unpleasant and may affect you.”

Published at Sat, 08 Aug 2020 12:09:00 +0000