Watch firefighters tackle car blaze in Sussex on hottest day of the year

Watch the moment firefighters put out a car fire in Sussex on the hottest day of the year so far.

Thursday, 26th July 2018, 7:56 pm
Updated Thursday, 26th July 2018, 8:04 pm
The Boship roundabout car fire in Hailsham. Picture: Shal Miah

The car was on fire at the Boship roundabout in Hailsham, East Sussex, causing long traffic delays on the A22.

East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service were called to the scene at 5.15pm to reports of one car which was well alight, and a patch of grass on fire.

One fire engine was sent, and crews used foam and a hose reel jet to quench the flames. Police are in attendance, a fire spokesman confirmed.

The Boship roundabout car fire in Hailsham. Picture: Shal Miah

The roundabout was closed while the emergency services deal with the incident, leading to long traffic delays.

This comes on the hottest day of the year, with temperatures reaching 32 degrees Celsius across the county.

A car is on fire at the Boship roundabout in Hailsham. Picture: Dan Jessup