Chichester tyre fire closes A27

Fire broke out in Sullivans scrapyard
Fire broke out in Sullivans scrapyard

A fire broke out at Sullivans Yard in Chichester last night, causing part of the A27 to be closed.

Firefighters were called to Sullivans Yard at 10.09pm yesterday evening (Friday, 9) after a large quantity of tyres caught fire.

The fire, which is believed to be accidental, also destroyed one HGV and another was damaged by the heat of the blaze.

Sullivans Yard is situated near Donnington, by the A27 near Stockbridge Roundabout.

The A27 between Fisbourne Roundabout and Stockbridge Roundabout was closed because of the smoke coming from the fire, but it was reopened to traffic at 3am this morning (Saturday 10).

A spokesperson for West Sussex Fire and Rescue Service, said the tyre fire covered an area of 10 metres by 20 metres.

Firefighters from Chichester, Bognor, Emsworth and Havant were called to the scene to tackle the blaze.

No one is believed to have been hurt in the fire.

In 2010, the same site had two fires in less than 24 hours of each other, one of which was believed to be arson.