A member of the public alerted crews to the fire, which happened in Mansion Close, just before 11am today (May 5), a West Sussex Fire and Rescue Service (WSFRS) spokesman said.
The fire was caused by a discarded cigarette, the WSFRS spokesman confirmed.
She said: “The fire involved fence panels and garden furniture.
“Crews from Burgess Hill attended and the fire was put out at 11.39am.”
A Burgess Hill Fire and Rescue Service spokesman reported on social media site Twitter earlier today: “Attended a fire in the open this morning caused by a discarded cigarette, if you are smoking please dispose in bins provided.”
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