East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service is scaling back the operation at Newhaven.
A serious fire was reported at 09.32 this morning (8 August 2020) at an industrial building on Beach Road.
At the height of the fire 12 fire engines, aerial and other appliances were at the scene.
The building was evacuated and there are no reports of injuries to the public.
As of 16.30 the operation is being scaled back.
Crews will remain on scene until at least 6pm using water to douse any hotspots.
The building has been badly damaged.
A preliminary fire investigation is being launched.
We would like to thank all those who have assisted us at this incident.