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Large fire at Lewes recycling plant
8:06am Friday 22nd February 2013 in News
Firefighters battled a blaze at a recycling plant in Lewes for more than four hours.
The fire started in the sifting machinery at Light Brothers at the Greystone Quarry in Southerham.
It began at about 7.40pm last night (Thursday).
As the fire grew, six pumps were required to tackle it, including a jet hose and foam.
Firefighters in breathing apparatus were there until after midnight dousing the flames and making the site secure.
It is currently unknown what caused the fire and an investigation officer is due at the site at 9am today (Friday, February 22).
On their website, Light Brothers is described as "providing specialist waste recycling and waste management services from our multiple sites throughout the UK".
The company deals in hazardous waste transfer and collection of items such as fluorescent tubes and batteries but it is not believed any of these items were caught in the fire.
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