UPDATE: Road closed following fire near Pease Pottage

A Pease Pottage road has been closed after a lorry trailer caught fire earlier today (Monday November 28).

Firefighters were called to the incident, westbound on the A264, near the Tollgate roundabout, at about 9.30am.

A spokesman for the fire service said the trailer was severely damaged by the blaze and the road was closed.

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It was extinguished using two hose reels, a dry powder extinguisher and a covering jet.

The fire is being treated as an accident and the road remains closed.

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