PICTURES: Major fire closes A27 in Lewes

Firefighters are expected to work through the night after a serious fire broke out at a scrapyard in Lewes earlier this evening (Thursday).

Thursday, 25th May 2017, 10:54 pm
Updated Sunday, 4th June 2017, 9:29 pm
Fire crews are at the scene of a major blaze at a Lewes scrapyard. Photos by Eddie Mitchell.

At least 10 fire crews - including teams from Barcombe, Uckfield, Lewes and Brighton - are at the Light Bros depot, near the Southerham Roundabout.

A fire service spokesman confirmed that around 200 tonnes of waste on the site is alight and that the A27 has been closed. Plumes of black smoke from the fire can be seen across the town and much of the surrounding area.

The spokesman said: "Crews from Lewes, Barcombe, Brighton and Uckfield are currently in attendance at a large rubbish fire at a waste management company just off the Southerham roundabout in Lewes.

Fire crews are at the scene of a major blaze at a Lewes scrapyard. Photos by Eddie Mitchell.

"The A27 is now closed both ways between Beddingham roundabout and the Southerham roundabout."

Lewes District Council are warning anyone who lives nearby to keep doors and windows closed.

Photos by Eddie Mitchell.

Fire crews are at the scene of a major blaze at a Lewes scrapyard. Photos by Eddie Mitchell.