PICTURES: Fire crews battle Lewes blaze

Photos by Brooke Strange.
Photos by Brooke Strange.
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Firefighters have worked tirelessly through the night after a major fire broke out at a Lewes recycling centre on Thursday (May 25).

Local photographer Brooke Strange captured these stunning images of the crews hard at work as they fought the flames.

Photos by Brooke Strange.

Photos by Brooke Strange.

The fire is thought to have began shortly after 7pm at the depot of MDJ Light Brothers Ltd, a specialist waste recycling and waste management business. East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service say around 200 tonnes of fire were alight.

At the height of the incident ten fire engines were at the scene along with support vehicles and officers.

As of 10am, the incident is being scaled down to four fire engines at the scene, with additional water being brought onto the site.

Deputy Chief Fire Officer Mark Andrews said: “Our crews and our control room staff have worked very hard to deal with this fire overnight and it is now under control. This incident presents a number of challenges – the huge amount of waste metal involved means that we will be at the scene for some time.”

The A27 was closed overnight, re-opening at around 7am today (Friday).

Photos by Brooke Strange.

Photos by Brooke Strange.

Photos by Brooke Strange.

Photos by Brooke Strange.