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Lorry overturns and catches fire - emergency services on the scene

Fire service are responding to an overturned lorry catching fire in Balcombe <i>(Image: PA News Agency)</i>
Fire service are responding to an overturned lorry catching fire in Balcombe (Image: PA News Agency)

A lorry has reportedly overturned and caught fire on a rural road.

London Road just outside Balcombe has closed as a result of the lorry rolling and catching fire.

The road has been closed between High Street and Stoney Lane and is causing traffic delays.

A spokesman for West Sussex Fire and Rescue Service took to Twitter saying: "We are responding to a road traffic collision on London Road at Balcombe, between the B2110 and Stoney Lane.

"The road is currently closed in both directions. Crews from Crawley and Burgess Hill are on scene.

"Please avoid the area."