Firefighters tackling major blaze near Lewes

Photo by Eddie Mitchell
Photo by Eddie Mitchell

Six fire engines have been called to a major blaze near Lewes this morning (Friday).

Firefighters rushed to the fire which broke out in Westgate Joinery, Ringmer, at about 10am.

Photo by Eddie Mitchell

Photo by Eddie Mitchell

Crews from Lewes, Newhaven, Uckfield, Heathfield, and Brighton are currently on scene at the building in Laughton Road.

The building has been evacuated and the fire is believed to have started in the area of the dust extractor, said a spokesperson for East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service.

Crews wearing breathing apparatus are fighting the flames with a hose reel jet and 1 in 7 foam.

Laughton Road was closed due to the incident but reopened at around 12pm.