Cause of Newhaven scrapyard fire remains a mystery

The fire at H. Ripley scrapyard on East Quay Newhaven last Monday 15th September has unknown causes.

Fire chiefs confirmed that they may never know for certain what caused the fire. It may have been a lithium battery but not confirmed.

Fire crews from Newhaven,Lewes, Roedean and Preston Circus attended the site and eventually the site was under control.

The acrid smoke was a worry but there were no reported problems.