Six fire engines and up to 40 firefighters are dealing with a fire on the second floor of County Hall in Lewes. Crews from Lewes itself, Barcombe, Roedean, Hove, Newhaven and Uckfield are in attendance, as are a Command Unit from Bexhill and other fire service officials.
The firefighters were called to the Headquarters of East Sussex County council at 6.44am. There have been no reports of anyone in the building. It not yet known what caused the fire to start.