Large fire breaks out in Bexhill

Bexhill fire. Picture: Dan Jessup SUS-190918-171339001
Bexhill fire. Picture: Dan Jessup SUS-190918-171339001

A large fire broke out in Bexhill this afternoon.

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

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

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

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.

By 4pm, crews brought the fire under control.

Firefighters are currently dampening down and carrying out salvage.

Bexhill fire. Picture: Dan Jessup SUS-190918-171036001

Bexhill fire. Picture: Dan Jessup SUS-190918-171036001

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.

Picture: Andy D Annandale-Johnston

Picture: Andy D Annandale-Johnston

Bexhill fire. Picture: Dan Jessup SUS-190918-171255001

Bexhill fire. Picture: Dan Jessup SUS-190918-171255001

Bexhill fire. Picture: Dan Jessup SUS-190918-171315001

Bexhill fire. Picture: Dan Jessup SUS-190918-171315001