Watch dramatic drone video of fire at West Sussex tip

Dramatic aerial drone footage of the large fire at a West Sussex tip has been released.

A still from the footage
A still from the footage

Photographer Eddie Mitchell, who took the shocking footage on his drone, said the flames were 'leaping' from the building.

Resident Gavin Argent lives only a few hundred yards from the tip. He said: "What happened, in fact, funnily enough our daughter at university sent a test down saying there was a fire at Westhampnett tip. She'd seen it on Facebook or something, West Sussex fire brigade Facebook page.

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"We looked out of the window and saw this enormous conflagration. It seems as thought there were two seats of fire — one over to the left and one over to the right — massive smoke on the right and a hellish inferno on the left."

A fire service spokesman said on Twitter this morning: "Crews are still on the scene of the fire at Stane Street, Chichester. "It is under control but is likely to burn for a number of days.

"The site is closed to the public for the foreseeable future."

A still from the footage