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Firefighters spend third day at industrial site blaze

The fire has been burning for three days Credit: Eddie Mitchell

Firefighters in Newhaven are spending a third day at a serious fire in Newhaven. Crews were first called to the scene at 10.30pm on Friday where 200 tonnes of rubbish were on fire at the Skip It warehouse on North Quay Road.

17 appliances from across the Service have been involved throughout the incident, taking turns in tackling the fire. At the height of the incident, eight fire engines were at the scene.

A number of other agencies including the Coastguard, South East Coast Ambulance, Sussex Police, Environmental Health and the Environment Agency have also been involved.

Firefighters are working to prevent the spread of the fire and are likely to be at the site for the rest of the day.

The cause of the fire hasn't been established.


Firefighters continue to tackle huge blaze at industrial estate

Firefighters are tackling a huge fire on an industrial estate 24 hours after it first started.

Eight fire engines are at the scene at the Skip It containers yard in Newhaven.

The fire started last night Credit: Eddie Mitchell
The fire started last night Credit: Eddie Mitchell
Eight fire engines are dealing with the blaze Credit: Eddie Mitchell

Fire engulfs industrial site in Sussex

Firefighters have been tackling a large fire on an industrial estate in Sussex. The emergency services are still at the scene of the blaze, which broke out at a containers yard in Newhaven on Friday morning. A cordon has been put into place around the site. There are no reports of any injuries. An investigation is underway

Plumes of smoke over Newhaven Credit: Daryl Willcox

Fire crews tackle huge house blaze

70 firefighters were tackling the blaze at its height in Fordingbridge Credit: Hampshire Fire and Rescue

An investigation will get underway this morning into what caused a fire which destroyed part of a house in Hampshire.

At its height, at least 70 firefighters were at the scene in Fordingbridge. The family living there reportedly escaped unharmed.

On arrival crews were faced with a large detached property with the first floor and roof well alight.

Hampshire crews with the support of crews from Wiltshire and Dorset Fire and Rescue Services worked together to contain the fire and stop fire spread to other properties.

The impact of this incident on the community is minimal due to the rural location.

The cause of the fire is not thought to be suspicious.


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Farmers urged to check safety measures after Rotherfield fire

The blaze at Rotherfield Credit: Ed Paterson

Farmers in East Sussex are being urged to check their fire safety measures after a large blaze in Rotherfield last night.

East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service has issued the warning after two large barns - containing 1,000 tonnes of hay and silage - became an inferno.

Four fire engines - from Crowborough, Mayfield, Heathfield and Uckfield - were dispatched to the scene at Town Row at 5pm.

One crew was still tackling the fire this morning. An investigation is underway to find out the cause.

Woman and two children rescued from house fire

The scene of the blaze at Gosport Credit: Sam Holder

Firefighters rescued one female and two children from a house fire in Gosport earlier this morning.

Working smoke alarms awoke the female at 04:08 this morning and alerted her to a fire in her home which was blocking the front door.

The woman dialled 999 and Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service's Control operators gave fire survival advice over the phone. The advice given was to get herself and the children into one room, close the door, open the windows, and hang something out of the window so that crews could locate them quickly.

On arrival, firefighters from Gosport and Fareham pitched ladders to rescue the two children while a breathing apparatus team rushed into the building.

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