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Firefighters still on scene of warehouse blaze

This was the scene of the fire on Saturday Credit: Eddie Mitchell

Firefighters are still on the scene of a large fire which broke out in Sussex.

Two hundred tonnes of rubbish caught fire at the Skip It warehouse in North Quay Road in Newhaven on Friday.

The operations has been scaled down - one fire engine remains at the site.

Firefighters are working alongside staff from the operators to clear the waste, which remains smouldering and burning in parts.

This work is causing some smoke in the area, despite efforts to minimise this.

Residents in areas affected by the smoke are being advised to stay indoors and keep their doors and windows closed.

Waste at industrial site continues to burn for a fourth day

The fire at the industrial site is burning for a fourth day Credit: Eddie Mitchell

East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service have remained at the site of a serious fire in Newhaven throughout the night.

The fire broke out at a containers yard in Newhaven on Friday morning. At the height of the incident, eight fire engines were at the scene. Around 200 tonnes of household waste is thought to have caught alight.

Cordons remain in place this morning and the town remains affected by smoke, which is causing problems with visibility on the roads.

Residents in areas affected by the smoke are being advised to stay indoors and keep doors and windows closed. Motorists driving through the area have been told to keep their windows shut, turn off their air conditioning and keep their vents closed.

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Residents in Newhaven told to avoid breathing in smoke

Residents asked to keep windows and doors closed following serious fire in Newhaven

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.

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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

£7.5 million worth of cannabis seized from yacht

Three men have appeared in court charged with drug offences after Border Force officers seized £7.5 million worth of cannabis from a yacht in Newhaven.

The three men, two of whom are from Germany and another from Austria, were arrested after a search was carried out of the yacht on Friday.

The men have appeared at Brighton Magistrates Court today and have been remanded in custody until the 13th August.

Carole Upshall, Border Force Regional Director said:

“Our fleet of cutters operate 24 hours a day responding to intelligence and patrolling the length and breadth of the UK. They play a key role in intercepting and deterring shipments of drugs and other prohibited goods, as well as criminal gangs who attempt to traffic people into the country.”

– Carole Upshall, Border Force Regional Director

PICTURES: Derelict boat fire in Newhaven

Police closed off a nearby road whilst the incident was being dealt with Credit: Newhaven Coastguard

East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service were called to reports of a fire on a derelict boat in Newhaven. It happened early this morning. Crews from Newhaven and Roedean attended the scene on the Northway/A259 near the bridge to Denton Island. One fire engine remains at the scene.

One fire engine remains at the scene Credit: Newhaven Coastguard
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