East Sussex Fire & Rescue Service have been mobilised to a fire at H.Ripley & Co. Ltd, in East Quay, Newhaven.
Four crews from Newhaven, Roedean, Lewes and Preston Circus, along with an Aerial Ladder Platform, were sent to the waste management site at 3.55pm this afternoon (16 September).
They are currently tackling a deep-seated fire involving scrap metal covering an area of 100 metres by 30 metres.
People are being urged not to come to the area unless they absolutely have to and to keep windows and doors closed.
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**Update (19:31)- Firefighters are making steady progress with the fire and the incident has now been scaled down to two appliances. We would still advise nearby residents to keep their windows and doors closed until the smoke plume has cleared.