A27 likely to remain closed as fire burns on

The A27 is likely to remain closed for most of the evening after 200 tonnes of scrap metal continue to burn near Lewes.

The blaze started at around 7pm this evening at a recycling plant in Southerham.

East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service told us they sent 8 fire engines to the scene where a large amount of rubbish was alight.

It's not yet known what caused the fire.

Crews from Lewes, Barcombe, Brighton, Newhaven, Heathfield, Crowborough and Uckfield as well as the Command Unit from Bexhill are currently in attendance at a large fire at a waste management company just off the Southerham roundabout in Lewes. Approximately 200 tonnes of scrap metal is alight. The A27 is now closed both ways between Beddingham roundabout and the southerham roundabout.

– East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service