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Recycling plant fire in Lewes, East Sussex

East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service were called to a fire at Light Bros, a recycling plant that offers different services for recycling including scrap cars in Lewes at 5.05 am on the 9th April 2021 to the site at Southerham Lane.


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Smoke was seen from the A27 and multiple 999 calls were made to the fire and rescue service control centre.

Scrap metal was alight and six fire engines were at the scene along with a water carrier, an aerial ladder platform, a command unit and the Fire and Rescue Service’s General Purpose Truck.

People were advised to avoid the area and keep their doors and windows shut because of the significant amount of smoke in the area.

In a statement on the Light Bros website, it reads:

“Light Brothers have experienced a fire at their site at Southerham, near Lewes. The fire was detected at approximately 5 am and the Site Fire Plan initiated. East Sussex Fire and Rescue were on the scene quickly and their prompt action, along with retaining firewalls ensured that the incident was contained to a stockpile.

The fire was brought under control and the site is back to full operation. ESF&RS have now left the scene and Light Brothers would like to pass on thanks for their skill and expertise which resulted in the extremely fast containment of the situation.”


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