Bin lorry caught fire near Brighton university

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A bin lorry caught fire and dumped tonnes of waste onto a residential street.

East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service were called at 11.27am today to Natal Road, Brighton, to reports of a bin truck fire.

The cause of the incident is currently unknown.

A spokeswoman from East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service said: “Two fire engines are at the scene.

“Crews are using two hose reels to put out a fire affecting around 5 tonnes of waste. Please avoid the area.

“The fire was out by 12.05 and we left the scene shortly afterwards.”

It occurred near Mithras House at the University of Brighton.

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