Fire crews remain at the scene of a major blaze overnight and this morning (Monday, 26) in Worthing.
Sussex Control Centre received multiple 999 calls to reports of trees and woodland on fire in Titnore Lane, Durrington just before 9pm last night.
Firefighters have since been working through the night to extinguish the blaze, which included large industrial units, hedging and cylinders.
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Station manager Roy Barraclough said:
“This has been a challenging incident with a variety of factors making the operation somewhat complex.
“Our crews have been working tirelessly throughout the night, ensuring that the area is contained and that damage is kept to a minimum.
“Titnore Lane is an extremely busy main road and we would like to say a huge thank you to the general public for co-operating with us in a time of significant disruption.”
The fire service said the road is expected to remain closed for the rest of today, while an investigation into the cause of the fire continues.