Uckfield firefighters deal with lorry fire on by-pass

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Uckfield firefighters were called out when a lorry driver spotted smoke coming from the back of his vehicle which was carrying recycling materials.

Uckfield firefighters dealt with a fire on Uckfield by-pass last night after a lorry driver noticed smoke coming from the back of his vehicle.

Two crews, who responded to a 999 call from the driver at 6.57pm, sprayed water on recycling material being transported in the lorry.

They stayed on the scene – on the section of by-pass between the Little Horsted roundabout and before the McDonald’s, Maresfield, restaurant – for two hours, setting up spotlights and damping down everything in the lorry to prevent a fire from starting again.

They also used a thermal imaging camera to check for any other fires or further damage.

Photographs by Nick Fontana.

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