Refuse truck on fire in Brighton

Firefighters have issued guidance to drivers
Firefighters have issued guidance to drivers

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

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

Fireifghters extinguished the refuse truck blaze in Brighton

Fireifghters extinguished the refuse truck blaze in Brighton

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.”

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.”