Your pictures of Uckfield fire

Fire takes hold of shops on Uckfield High Street
Fire takes hold of shops on Uckfield High Street Photo: Sophie Williams

Sussex police say that a fire which seriously damaged five businesses in four buildings on Uckfield High Street overnight was started deliberately.

Church Street and the High Street remain closed this morning as shop owners assess the damage to their businesses.

It's understood that the fire was started in a bin behind the Sense Charity Shop.

Meridian Tonight viewers captured the devastating blaze.

Fire takes hold of Sense charity shop
Fire takes hold of Sense charity shop Credit: Pam Braysher
The emergency services tackle the blaze on Uckfield High Street
The emergency services tackle the blaze on Uckfield High Street Credit: Donna Keeys French
An aerial ladder platform is used to bring the fire under control
An aerial ladder platform is used to bring the fire under control Credit: Donna Keeys French
The fire takes hold of the roof space
The fire takes hold of the roof space Credit: Donna Keeys French
The blaze enters the roof space of the British Heart Foundation
The blaze enters the roof space of the British Heart Foundation Credit: Shane Connor
The sky turns orange as the fire takes hold
The sky turns orange as the fire takes hold Credit: Adam Ward

Meridian viewer Robin Hanford captured this video of a fire on Uckfield High Street.