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UPDATE: Fire crews battle warehouse blaze until midnight

The Argus: Warehouse on fire Warehouse on fire

Dozens of firefighters tackled a blaze in a large waterside warehouse.

Five fire crews attended an incident in a 50 metres by 40 metres warehouse owned by Sussex Skips in the North Quay at Newhaven Harbour which started at just before 5.30pm yesterday (Monday).

The blaze is believed to have begun within 100 cubic metres of recycle materials and there is no indication at this stage how the fire began.

As far as firefighters know, there was no one in the one-storey building at the time and no one has required rescuing.

Crews from Newhaven, Seaford, Roedean and Preston Circus were called to the scene, drawing water from the harbour as well as using an aerial ladder platform.

A spokeswoman from East Sussex Fire and Rescue said: "Crews were called at around 5.30pm and had to access the port to get into the open water as the water pressure wasn't good enough.

"We left the scene in the early hours. Fire investigation is continuing this afternoon (Tuesday)."

If you saw the fire call 01273 544530 from 7am tomorrow or email neil.vowles@theargus.co.uk.

 

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9:42pm Mon 21 Apr 14

Newhavenles says...

Saw the fire getting bigger from the train,and more appliances arriving.You could tell it was rubbish burning by the smell and it was obvious which factory was on fire.There was a really unpleasant smell when I passed near the site on Sunday so the waste must have been there over Easter. Not unusual for it to be smelly in this area of town.
Saw the fire getting bigger from the train,and more appliances arriving.You could tell it was rubbish burning by the smell and it was obvious which factory was on fire.There was a really unpleasant smell when I passed near the site on Sunday so the waste must have been there over Easter. Not unusual for it to be smelly in this area of town. Newhavenles
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4:55am Tue 22 Apr 14

twonk says...

Not the first time they've had fires. Something must be wrong there.
Not the first time they've had fires. Something must be wrong there. twonk
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3:32am Wed 23 Apr 14

Mr chock says...

twonk wrote:
Not the first time they've had fires. Something must be wrong there.
very true ... its only a matter of time until the massive storage of papers ETC at places like Magpie "shabbat" in Lewes road or the depot at Hollingbury have some much more close to homes fires when the area will need full evacuation due to the extremely toxic smoke
[quote][p][bold]twonk[/bold] wrote: Not the first time they've had fires. Something must be wrong there.[/p][/quote]very true ... its only a matter of time until the massive storage of papers ETC at places like Magpie "shabbat" in Lewes road or the depot at Hollingbury have some much more close to homes fires when the area will need full evacuation due to the extremely toxic smoke Mr chock
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