Firefighters battle five-acre blaze in Lancing field

Firefighters are tackling a five-acre blaze in a Lancing field as Sussex swelters in a heat wave.

According to a tweet from West Sussex Fire and Rescue Service (WSFRS), crews from Littlehampton, Worthing, Lancing, Storrington and Chichester have all been dispatched to a field off Hoe Court in Lancing.

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The public has been warned to avoid the area.

WSFRS has been approached for more information.

The fire service is on the scene