Fire breaks out at Horsham waste tip

Drivers were turned away from Horsham’s waste site at Hop Oast yesterday (Sunday) when fire broke out in a skip.

West Sussex Fire and Rescue Service were called to the tip in Worthing Road at around 2.20pm.

Crews from Horsham and Crawley were sent to the incident after a large skip was reported to be ‘well alight.’

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Firefighters used breathing apparatus, a jet, a hose reel and a thermal imaging camera while extinguishing the blaze.

Fire service.

A spokesperson said that the fire crews spent around an hour and a half at the scene.

The cause of the fire is not yet known.