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Newhaven: Dozens of firefighters battle blaze after 'explosion' at Sussex port
8 August 2020, 12:07
Residents are being urged to keep doors and windows closed as firefighters tackle a large industrial unit blaze in Sussex.
A huge plume of black smoke was pictured rising from the building, on Beach Road, Newhaven.
One onlooker, Thea Pitcher, said she heard a "big explosion" at Newhaven port.
East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service said 12 fire engines were scrambled at 9.32am and remain at the scene. There were no reports of injuries.
A spokesman said: "Please avoid the area and keep doors and windows closed to avoid the smoke."
Sussex Police and other agencies are also in attendance.