Fire

Large fire at recycling centre in Lewes: at 0543 on Sunday April 3, East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service received a telephone call from an employee at MJD Light Bros, Graystone Quarry, Southerham to report a fire on site. This was followed by eight duplicate calls from worried locals who had spotted the smoke rising from the area.(Incident Reports)

Crews were mobilised from Lewes, Brighton, Hove, Barcombe, Uckfield, Newhaven and Seaford, and appliances in attendance included a Water Bowser, two 1-in-7 foam units and a foam tender.

On arrival firefighters were confronted with a fire consisting of approximately 200 square metres of dust material which was well alight. Firefighter Andy Gausden from Lewes Fire Station said: "This was a large blaze with a real danger of the fire spreading to other areas of the site including containers holding scrap aluminium and a fuel storage area.

The Environment Agency also attended the incident to assess the possible environmental consequences of a large plume of smoke emitted by the fire and hovering over Lewes. …

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