Ashdown Forest fire

More than 70 firefighters have been dealing with a fire in the Ashdown Forest in Sussex.

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Reporting from Ashdown

Huge areas of woodland in Sussex have been devastated by fire. At its height more than 70 firefighters battled the flames. Crews are still investigating the cause of the blaze in Ashdown Forest.

Malcolm Shaw has the latest, speaking to Ashdown Forest Ranger Richard Allum.

Investigations into forest fire

Ashdown Forest fire
Crews from across Sussex were called to tackle the Ashdown Forest fire

Firefighters are investigating the cause of a fire which swept through the Ashdown Forest in Sussex on Sunday afternoon. East Sussex Fire & Rescue Service were called to the scene at around 1.45pm. Around 70 firefighters brought the blaze under control with some remaining at the scene overnight.

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