Fire and rescue services were called to a fire at a scrap metal recycling centre in Lewes yesterday (25 May) evening, which resulted in the closure of the A27.
Fire crews s from Barcombe, Uckfield, Lewes and Brighton were called to the Light Bros depot near the Southerham Roundabout, where around 200 tonnes of waste on the site caught fire.
A spokesman said: “Crews from Lewes, Barcombe, Brighton and Uckfield are currently in attendance at a large rubbish fire at a waste management company just off the Southerham roundabout in Lewes.
“The A27 is now closed both ways between Beddingham roundabout and the Southerham roundabout.”
A update from East Sussex Fire and Rescue this morning said fire crews had been working through the night and the fire has now been scaled back.
The statement said: “Crews have worked tirelessly throughout the night after being called to a fire involving 200 tonnes of scrap metal. Whilst the incident is ongoing it has now been scaled back to 5 appliances.
“East Sussex Fire & Rescue Service have this morning met with Sussex Police and the Highways Agency and it has been confirmed that the A27 closure between Beddingham roundabout and Southerham roundabout will be lifted at 0700hrs this morning.
“Again, members of the public in the area are reminded to keep doors and windows closed if they can smell smoke.”