Brighton and Hove fire crews spend all night fighting blaze at Hollingdean waste depot

Posted On 26 Aug 2019 at 10:36 am

By Neil Hawkes

Firefighters have spent all night battling a blaze at the Hollingdean waste depot in Brighton.

This morning (Monday 26 August) they were still damping down at the site.

East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service advised neighbours to keep their doors and windows closed on one of the hottest days of the year.

The fire service said: “East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service were called at 10.53pm on (Sunday) 25 August to reports of a fire at the waste site in Hollingdean Lane, Brighton.

“Six fire engines attended the incident along with the aerial ladder platform, support vehicles and officers.

“As of 8.30am this morning crews remain on scene and steady progress is being made to remove materials and damp down.

“They are using two main jets and portable pump ventilation.

“Residents and businesses are still advised to keep all windows and doors closed.”

Earlier the fire service said: “As of 12.13am crews are using three jets, foam, three hydrants, breathing apparatus and the aerial ladder platform to bring the blaze under control.

“Due to the amount of smoke, please close all windows and doors.”

  1. Christopher Hawtree Reply

    The burning plastic there is an emblem of the way in which it is making the planet itself choke.

    A mystery to me is that people begin not to use plastic bags for shopping but continue to put plastic bags of rubbish inside bins. Why? Rubbish can be tipped loose into bins.

    Glance in any general bin and one can see so much that should be in the recyling one.

  2. Rolivan Reply

    Too easy to install a sprinkler system no doubt.

  3. Albert Roundhill Reply

    Perhaps if they actually recycled the plastic it would not be left around to burn. Time to cancel this contract and get a company that will recycle plastic.

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