Refuse truck on fire in Brighton

Firefighters have been called to a refuse truck on fire in Brighton this morning (July 26).

Thursday, 26th July 2018, 11:26 am
Updated Thursday, 26th July 2018, 1:24 pm
Fire & Rescue East Sussex

The truck was ablaze on Bear Road, Brighton, which has been sealed off while the incident is dealt with.

Just before 11am, Brighton and Hove City Council said: “One of our @RecyclingRefuse trucks has caught fire on Bear Road. The fire brigade have been called and will be on the scene soon.”

East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service said: “At 10.39am Brighton firefighters were called to attend a lorry fire on Bear Road, Brighton.”

Fireifghters extinguished the refuse truck blaze in Brighton

Two crews were on the scene battling the blaze.

A council spokesperson said: “A fire started in the recycling compartment of one of our bin lorries as it travelled on Bear Road on Thursday morning.

“The fire service was called and the fire extinguished. At this point we’re investigating what happened, but we can rule out any mechanical fault.

“All the crew are safe and unharmed, but it may mean some delays to collections around the Woodingdean and Saltdean areas.”