Van fire on busy Polegate road

A van fire in Polegate
A van fire in Polegate

A van burst into flames in Polegate during the morning rush hour today (January 11).

Fire crews were called to the A27 near Grand Parade, outside the Thoroughbred pub, at around 9.11am.

Gary Huckvale who was in the area at the time said two people escaped from the van before it ‘blew up’. Gary managed to photograph the van alight (above).

Fire crews attended and used a hose reel to put out the flames. They were on scene for less than half an hour, but the incident caused some delays for motorists.