AN EQUESTRIAN centre caught fire last night with emergency services at the scene overnight.

The fire, which broke out at around 5.30pm yesterday, was at Hurstwood Farm Equestrian Centre in Royal Oak Lane, High Hurstwood, near Uckfield.

Six fire engines initially responded to the large fire before the response was “scaled down” as the fire became under control.

At 7.55pm last night, three fire engines remained at the scene. As of 12.15pm today, one fire engine from Uckfield remained at the scene. The last fire engine left at 2.00pm.

It is currently unclear how the fire happened, but there were no injuries or casualties reported.

The Argus: Six fire engines responded initially to the fire near BuxtedSix fire engines responded initially to the fire near Buxted

A spokeswoman for East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service said: “It’s a six pump fire in Royal Oak Lane in Buxted.

“Crews from Uckfield, Crowborough, Heathfield, Forest Row, Lewes and Tunbridge Wells using four breathing apparatus, using one in seven foam.

“No casualties have been reported and steady progress is being made.”

Another update confirmed that the fire was well under control.

The spokeswoman added: "At 7.55pm, the incident was scaled down to three pumps - Battle, Lewes and Crowborough and steady progress is being made."

An update today said: “The fire is still ongoing, a stop message has not yet come through and one appliance from Uckfield is still at the scene.

"A stop message came in at 12.11pm and the last appliance left the scene at 14.01pm."