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Several vehicles catch fire at Plumpton Racecourse

SEVERAL vehicles, including a bus and three trucks, burst into flames in an accidental fire at a racetrack.

East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service (ESFRS) attended the fire at Plumpton Racecourse just before midnight on Sunday 14 August.

Two cars, a bus, three lorries and a van were ablaze when three fire engines from Brighton, Barcombe and Lewes arrived.

Large clouds of smoke rise from the fire. It’s unclear how it started, but a fire investigation has ruled it accidental.

The Argus: The fire at the racecourse last night. Credit – Twitter/@plumptonmickThe fire at the racecourse last night. Credit – Twitter/@plumptonmick

A spokeswoman for ESFRS said: “At 11.42pm on 14 August we were called to Plumpton Racecourse, Plumpton, following reports of a vehicle fire.

“Crews from Brighton, Barcombe and Lewes attended along with support from West Sussex Fire and Rescue.

“Firefighters used four SCBAs, seven foam reels and one hose reel to put out a blaze that affected two cars, a bus, three trucks and a van.

“A fire investigation has taken place and the cause has been deemed accidental.

“We left the scene at 3:04 a.m. and will be returning to the site for another inspection this morning.”

https://www.theargus.co.uk/news/20660562.multiple-vehicles-catch-fire-plumpton-racecourse/?ref=rss Several vehicles catch fire at Plumpton Racecourse

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