Sunday, 7 December 2014

Operation at Newhaven continues for a third day

East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service is spending a third day at a serious fire in Newhaven.

The initial call to reports of rubbish alight was received at 10.30 on Friday 5th December 2015.

Around 200 tones of rubbish were involved.

Around 17 appliances from across the Service have been involved throughout the incident, taking turns in tackling the fire. At the height of the incident, eight fire engines were at the scene.

An aerial ladder platform, water carriers and the Incident Command Unit were used.

A number of other agencies including the Coastguard, South East Coast Ambulance, Sussex Police, Environmental Health and the Environment Agency have also been involved.

As of 8.45 Sunday 7 December,  6 fire engines, the control unit and the high volume pump remain at the scene.

Firefighters are working to prevent the spread of the fire using three ground monitors and the high volume pump.

Crews are likely to be there all day.

No cause of the fire has been established.

A further update will be posted around lunchtime.

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