Firefighters are still at the scene of a blaze in an industrial building 20 hours after it began. 

The fire broke out in Consort Way, Burgess Hill just before 3pm yesterday. 

The smoke from the fire could be seen from Sheffield Park which is around eight miles away from Burgess Hill.

Dozens of crews from West Sussex Fire and Rescue Service were in attendance with the help of firefighters from East Sussex too.


Last night, Richard Abbott, area manager for West Sussex Fire and Rescue Service, said: "At the height of the fire ten engines from neighbouring stations attending

"Crews from East and West Sussex FRS worked into the afternoon and we are scaling back our operations but we do expect to have a presence here throughout the night.

"I am pleased to say there are no injuries reported from the incident. 

"We are advising the public to avoid the area in the morning as we do expect there to still be some disruption."

A spokeswoman for WSFRS said at 2.30pm today: “We remain at the scene of the fire on Consort Way in Burgess Hill this afternoon. We currently have one fire engine, one aerial ladder platform and one water carrier in attendance.

“Firefighters are continuing to dampen down remaining hotspots.”