Six fire engines and up to 40 firefighters are dealing with a fire on the second floor of County Hall in Lewes. Crews from Lewes itself, Barcombe, Roedean, Hove, Newhaven and Uckfield are in attendance, as are a Command Unit from Bexhill and other fire service officials.
The firefighters were called to the Headquarters of East Sussex County council at 6.44am. There have been no reports of anyone in the building. It not yet known what caused the fire to start.
A group of firefighters from Brighton & Hove are attempting to break the world record for pole dropping.
Green Watch from Hove Community Fire station are also raising money for the Fire Fighters Charity, as well as the Rocking Horse appeal.
The team are planning to climb and slide nearly 7,000 metres up and down a fire station pole that has been put in place at Brighton's Churchill Square between 9am and 5pm today. They want to grab back the record which they set in 2009.
The challenge for the East Sussex Fire & Rescue Service firefighters marks one of the last time the 13 members of Green Watch will be together. Next month one of the fire engines will be taken away from the Hove fire station and the team will be cut down to seven members.
A man has been rescued by firefighters after a fire broke out on the thirteenth floor of a 17-storey building in Brighton.
More than 60 firefighters and ten fire engines were called to Essex Place on Montague Street at 5.15pm yesterday. The whole building was evacuated - and the fire was brought under control by 8pm.
The authorities say everyone has been accounted for - and there are no reports of any injuries. Although the building was under guard by police officers over night for safety reasons.
Fire investigation officers from East Sussex Fire & Rescue Service are been back at the scene today to determine what caused the blaze.
East Sussex Fire & Rescue Service have said they were called to the fire at Eastbourne Pier shortly at 3.13pm. At that time a two-storey building measuring around 30 metres by 50 metres was well alight.
Sussex Police and the Coastguard are also at the scene.
The results of a public consultation into possible cuts at East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service have been announced. Amongst the options, to save more than seven million pounds over five years, is reducing the number of fire engines in Brighton or losing full-time staff.
The findings will be discussed at a Fire Authority meeting next week.
Emergency services in Brighton were put to the test today. An explosion was staged at a disused army barracks to see how police, fire and ambulance crews would respond.
Around 200 volunteers took part with other incidents staged across Sussex.
Andy Dickenson reports and speaks to Insp Tony Lumb from Sussex Police and Mark Rist from East Sussex fire and Rescue.
The fire that destroyed the Phoenix Theatre & Studios in Lewes is believed to have been started accidentally by a wood burning stove on one of the upper floors, according to East Sussex Fire & Rescue Service.
Up to seventy firefighters tackled the blaze last night. Crews were called to the scene shortly after 6pm. They managed to stop the fire spreading to other neighbouring buildings. The fire was out by 9.30pm, but crews remained at the site until 6am this morning damping down the embers.