Lorry fire closed A23 at Pyecombe yesterday afternoon.

The smoke was so thick .. photo by Eddie_Howland

“The smoke was so thick it could be seen from Burgess Hill.” [Photo by Eddie Howland.]

The Meridian report is headlined “firefighters on strike have to stop to attend A23 fire” although the text tells us that “crews who attended the incident today were not on strike”. Take your pick.