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.
Advice from Public Health England remains the same in #Newhaven avoid breathing in smoke & call NHS 111 if you feel ill
Our officers are monitoring the Newhaven fire. At this stage environmental impact is considered minimal. Our incident hotline 0800 807060.
Newhaven fire's still creating a lot of smoke - please take care on the roads in the area and avoid it completely when possible
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.
Pilot Daryl Willcox has captured the fire as he flew over the industrial unit in Newhaven.
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.
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
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.”
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.
Plans for a new University Technical College (UTC) based in Newhaven have received the thumbs up from the local community and teachers in a public consultation conducted before Christmas and being published this week.
The proposed college will give young people aged 14 – 19 the chance study subjects such as Maths, English and Sciences while gaining skills in engineering in a curriculum shaped by major employers.
A public consultation was launched in November across the catchment area of Worthing, Brighton, Lewes, Eastbourne, Bexhill and Haywards Heath. Parents, students, school and college teachers, and community group leaders were asked for their views on the proposal to open in September 2015.
It is great to see such local enthusiasm for the University Technical College. It sits at the heart of our vision for Newhaven and will equip our young people to take up the opportunities to come as the town develops into a hub for marine and environmental industries through the recently announced City Deal, the Rampion wind farm base and other initiatives.”