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Emergency crews attend A23 fire

Firefighters put the fire out Credit: Eddie Howland

Firefighters were called to a lorry fire on the A23 this afternoon. The scrap lorry caught alight near Pyecombe and closed the Southbound part of the road. Around 15 firefighters tackled the blaze. Once the fire was under control, police were able to re-open the road.

The fire started in the container of a scrap lorry Credit: Eddie Howland

Crews who attended the incident today were not on strike.

Some firefighters have been on strike from 10am till 5pm in an ongoing row over over pensions and working conditions.

The smoke was so thick it could be seen from Burgess Hill Credit: Eddie Howland

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Police investigate - human bones found by A23

Sussex Police investigation underway after bones discovered

Officers from Sussex Police are investigating the discovery of human bones by a team of road workers carrying out works on the A23. Specialist search and scenes of crime officers have been at the scene yesterday and today. Officers say nothing else has been found at this time.

In a statement Police said they were keeping an open mind at this time, and have not yet formed a view on how the bones came to be there or their age.

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