VIDEO: Fire continues to rage in Sidlesham

FIREFIGHTERS remain at the scene of a fire involving around 150 cubic metres of rubber tyres which started at a barn in Sidlesham, near Chichester.

The fire brigade was called to the Manhood Grain Store at 3.30am on October 23.

The video was filmed at 6.30pm the same day, 15 hours later, when the fire was still burning strongly and being allowed to burn out under controlled conditions.

West Sussex Fire and Rescue Service said the fire is set to burn for the next few days.

At its height more than 30 firefighters tackled the blaze to bring it safely under control and a fire crew remains at the scene maintaining a watching brief.

West Sussex Fire and Rescue Service has liaised with environmental agency officers and has confirmed that the smoke plume, which is visible over the local area, poses no threat to the small number of nearby properties or to the environment.

Incident commander for West Sussex Fire and Rescue Service, Mark Swanton, said: “The fire is likely to continue burning under control for the next few days.

“We are working closely with the environment agency to monitor the resulting smoke plume. A small number of houses close by have been advised to keep their windows and doors closed.”

The cause of the fire is currently under investigation, but the fire service did confirm it was started deliberated.

Anyone with any information about the incident should call 0800 807060.