Sussex firefighters are warning people to have their chimneys professionally cleaned by chimney sweeps before using the fireplaces this Autumn.
Last year the region's fire services were called to 144 chimney fires - an increase of twelve percent on the year before.
A blazing lorry had to be driven out of a recycling centre in Sussex before fire crews could douse the flames. It happened at the depot in Metcalf Way in Crawley on Friday night. Smoke billowed across the nearby A23 and residents were advised to keep their doors and windows closed. There are no reports of anyone being injured.
Firefighters in West Sussex spent three hours tackling a blaze at a bungalow in Henfield last night. The property was severely damaged, but firefighters said that 'Thankfully, the bungalow was unoccupied at the time'.
Firefighters are due to return to a house on Gorse Close in Crawley later to reinspect the site of a fire. The building was almost entirely destroyed after the blaze on Thursday evening.
There are no reports of any injuries. Up to thirty firefighters from West Sussex Fire & Rescue Service tackled the fire at its height.
Six vehicles were alight when firefighters were called to the Victoria Industrial Estate in Burgess Hill. Two camper vans, one van and three cars have been completely destroyed
More than 20 firefighters were called to the scene. The cause of the blaze is still being investigated although it is thought to be accidental at this stage.
West Sussex Fire & Rescue Service are attending a fire on the third floor of a school in Horsham. They were called to the Millais School in Depot Road at 2.52pm. Six fire engines are at the scene. More to follow.
Firefighters have spent the night fighting a blaze at a thatched building in West Sussex. More than seventy were needed at the height of the blaze on Tamarisk Way in East Preston. It broke out at the two storey property last night.
Crews were called to the scene around 8.30pm on Sunday night. No one is reported to be injured. Crews remain at the scene damping down the embers.