Watch explosion at Lancing Industrial Estate: video of fireball emerges

Footage showing the explosion at an industrial estate in Lancing has emerged.

Saturday, 6th June 2020, 10:43 am
Updated Saturday, 6th June 2020, 10:44 am

Filmed in Brooklands Park yesterday afternoon (June 6), the video shows smoke billowing from the fire off Chartwells Road in Lancing, which firefighters were called to at 1.35pm.

Suddenly, a fireball sends flames and smoke rolling into the sky.

Hannah Walker filmed the video. She said she saw a couple of smaller explosions before that large one, which she managed to capture on camera.

Video footage of the explosion has emerged

She said: "I was just hoping everyone was safe and got out with no injuries.

"There were some small pops and bangs afterwards."

The last official update, at 7pm yesterday, the service tweeted: "Relief crews have now been brought in to take over this incident, and are damping down and turning over to ensure there are no further hotspots. We have been working closely throughout the afternoon with the Environment Agency and Adur and Worthing Councils to ensure no run off into local waterways."

Fire crews battling the blaze at the Lancing Industrial Estate

This morning, a fire spokesman said one fire engine remained at the scene to make sure it was safe.

A cause of the fire has yet to be established and is still being investigated, they said.