Watch video of A272 tanker blaze

This is the moment a tanker was engulfed in flames on the A272.

Tuesday, 9th July 2019, 4:10 pm
A still from the video by Graham McKenzie

The large vehicle fire forced Sussex Police to close the road at the Buckbarn Crossroads.

A spokesman for West Sussex Fire and Rescue said on Twitter: “Crews from Horsham Fire Station and Partridge Green Fire Station are currently dealing with a large vehicle on fire on the A272 Cowfold Road near Park Lane, West Grinstead."

Traffic is extremely heavy in the area, police said.

A still from the video by Graham McKenzie

The fire service urged drivers to find another route around the closure.