Large fire breaks out in Bexhill

A large fire broke out in Bexhill this afternoon.

Wednesday, 18th September 2019, 4:51 pm
Bexhill fire. Picture: Dan Jessup SUS-190918-171339001

East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service said was called to a fire in the open in Watermill Lane, Bexhill.

The fire service was called at 3.19pm.

Crews from Battle and Bexhill were in attendance and used two hose reel jets, one in seven foam and one main jet hose.

Bexhill fire. Picture: Dan Jessup SUS-190918-171018001

By 4pm, crews brought the fire under control.

Firefighters are currently dampening down and carrying out salvage.

Nearby residents are still advised to keep their doors and windows closed until the smoke has cleared.

Pictures posted onto social media show large plumes of smoke blowing over Bexhill.

Bexhill fire. Picture: Dan Jessup SUS-190918-171036001
Picture: Andy D Annandale-Johnston
Bexhill fire. Picture: Dan Jessup SUS-190918-171255001
Bexhill fire. Picture: Dan Jessup SUS-190918-171315001