Video shows crews tackling Crawley bin lorry fire

Crews were called to a bin lorry fire in Crawley this morning.

Thursday, 18th March 2021, 1:04 pm

A spokespman for West Sussex Fire & Rescue Service said firefighters called to Salvington Road in Bewbush at 8.47am this morning to reports of a small fire involving a rubbish truck.

He added: “Two fire engines from Crawley Fire Station were mobilised to the scene. Upon arrival they extinguished the fire using one jet.

“They booked away from the incident at 9.14am.”

West Sussex Fire and Rescue. Pic Steve Robards SR1817306 SUS-180108-084210001

A Crawley Borough Council spokesman added: “One of our recycling crews was in Bewbush this morning and suspected their load was smoking.”

They pulled over along Salvington Road and called West Sussex Fire and Rescue Service, he added. The spokesman said: “Upon arrival they were instructed to eject some of the recycling on to the road so it could be put out. This has now all been cleared up and due to the swift actions of the crew there is no damage to the vehicle and everyone is safe.”