UPDATE: Polegate bus fire

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Polegate High Street remains closed this morning (Thursday) following a bus fire.

The main road is closed from the roundabout at the junction with Pevensey Road leading to Dittons Road and just before the level crossing on the other side.

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Contractors from East Sussex Highways are currently at the scene and surveying the damage after the single decker bus burst into flames at the stop outside the railway station.

A spokesperson said, “There is a lot of damage and debris and oil which needs to be cleared before the road can reopen. We will provide a further update as soon as the road is open again.”

Firefighters were called out shortly after 7am this morning to reports of a vehicle fire on the High Street.

The spokesperson said, “Crews used two breathing apparatus, two hose reel jets and one main jet.

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“There are no reports of injuries. The cause is believed to be accidental.”

Photos by Dan Jessup and Annemarie Field.

Watch a video of the fire here