Fire fighters were called to a house fire in Nutley High Street this morning (Wednesday August 7) at 9.36am.
Neighbours called East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service when they saw smoke coming out of a ground floor window.
Crews are on scene now dealing with the blaze. No one was trapped in the fire.
East Sussex Roads is reporting that the A22 is closed at Nutley due to a gas explosion.
It said a diversion route would be announced imminently.
The obvious diversion route would have been the A272 and B2026 but this is not possible due to roadworks.
It is understood there are severe delays in the area.