Fire crews called to barn blaze in Lewes

East Sussex Fire and Rescue service crews were called to a barn fire in Lewes in the middle of last night (Monday, April 18).

Fire & Rescue news
Fire & Rescue news

Five appliances from Lewes and Uckfield attended the scene on Uckfield Road, near Earwig Corner, at around 11.45pm.

On arrival, crews confirmed there was a fire in a barn involving a large amount of timber sleepers. Electrics were isolated and crews committed four breathing apparatus. One hose reel jet and one 45 millimetre jet were used to extinguish the fire.

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Crews spent time at the scene damping down to prevent further ignition. The cause has been confirmed as accidental.

Firefighters left the scene at 1:42am this morning (Tuesday, April 19).

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