BREAKING: Fire in Rottingdean

East Sussex Fire & Rescue Service are currently at the scene of a fire in Rottingdean (Sunday October 22).

At 3.17pm afternoon five fire engines were called to a fire at the disused St Aubyns School in Steyning Road, Rottingdean.

According to a fire service spokesperson, engines from Roedean, Preston Circus and Newhaven were all sent to the incident, which is ongoing.

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Firefighters are one hose reel jet and two 45 metre jets to extinguish the fire, according to a spokesperson.

The fire is causing delays on the A259 and Steyning Road.

Brighton and Hove police tweeted: “We are assisting East Sussex at a fire in #Rottingdean. Traffic is building up along A259. Avoid the area & thanks for your patience.”