Polegate bus fire: Huge blaze believed to be accidental

A bus fire that closed a road in Polegate this morning (March 14) is believed to be accidental, the fire service has said.

Thursday, 14th March 2019, 7:49 am
Updated Thursday, 14th March 2019, 8:55 am
Firefighters tackle the flames. Pic: Dan Jessup

A spokesman for East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service said crews were called to reports of a vehicle fire at 7.06am, by Polegate railway station.

Firefighters used two breathing apparatus, said the spokesman, as well as two hose reel jets and one main jet.

There are no reports of injuries and the fire is believed to have started accidentally, said the spokesman.

Firefighters tackle the flames. Pic: Dan Jessup

Crews left the scene at around 7.50am, they added.

Firefighters tackle the flames. Pic: Dan Jessup
Firefighters tackle the flames. Pic: Dan Jessup
Firefighters tackle the flames. Pic: Dan Jessup
Firefighters tackle the flames. Pic: Dan Jessup
Firefighters tackle the flames. Pic: Dan Jessup
Firefighters tackle the flames. Pic: Dan Jessup
Firefighters tackle the flames. Pic: Dan Jessup