Car bursts into flames on A27

A car burst into flames on the A27 near Brighton this evening (Thursday, April 15).

Thursday, 15th April 2021, 8:18 pm
Updated Thursday, 15th April 2021, 8:56 pm

Firefighters were called to the Falmer turn-off just before 6.40pm,

Pictures from the scene show a car engulfed by flames, with thick grey smoke in the air.

Two fire crews, from Roedean and Preston Circus, used two breathing apparatus, one hose reel jet and one foam jet to extinguish the blaze. They have since left the scene.

The road was closed eastbound, whilst the incident was ongoing, but has now reportedly reopened.

The fire service confirmed the ignition was 'believed to be accidental'.

East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service