Firefighters will return to the Ashdown Forest in Sussex later this morning to make checks following a heath fire that covered 20 hectares. At its height, nearly 50 firefighters were tackling the blaze, which started just before 2pm on 5th June 2013.
Sixteen fire crews comprising of about 80 firefighters are now on the scene of a fire in the Ashdown Forest in Sussex. The police helicopter is being used to direct crews on the ground.
There is a large fire in the Ashdown Forest, with 20 hectares of land alight. Ten fire engines from both East and West Sussex Fire and Rescue services are at the scene.
More to follow.
A 22-year-old man is in hospital with serious injuries after the car he was driving collided with the fencing of a pub in Henfield near Brighton.
The incident happened on the A281 junction with Muddleswood Road in Albourne on Saturday 25th May 2013. Sussex Police and West Sussex Fire & Rescue Service were called to the Ginger Fox pub at 6.35am. Officers are appealing for witnesses.
An independent report commissioned by the Government claims that fire services across the South could save millions of pounds of public money if they worked together more closely.
The review says calls-outs and fire deaths have dropped, while spending and the number of firefighters have stayed much the same. The report has been welcomed by fire chiefs in Hampshire and West Sussex.
But the Fire Brigades Union has called it a "fig leaf" to hide further cuts which could put lives at risk. Malcolm Shaw reports.
The West Sussex Fire & Rescue Service is dealing with a fire at a derelict warehouse in Sidlesham near Chichester.
The service was alerted to the blaze - just off the B2201 - just after midnight. Around Twenty-five firefighters are at the scene. The building contains used tyres, and is well alight.
A house fire in the Copthorne area of Crawley which killed two people is believed to have been started by cigarettes.
The fire early on Saturday Morning claimed the lives of an 83 year old woman and her 52 year old son.
Deputy Safer Communities Manager for West Sussex Fire & Rescue Service, Adrian Carter, said: "This is a tragic accident that has sadly taken the lives of two people from the same family but it highlights the real dangers that can be caused as a result of cigarettes and smoking.
"Smoking related fires are still the biggest killers in accidental fires in the home resulting in a third of all fire related deaths."