Update 9am (30 November):
Two fire engines remain at the scene of a fire involving workshops and garages in Tower Industrial Estate, Wrotham, damping down hotspots. Firefighters worked through the night to deal with the fire. At the height of the blaze, 10 fire engines and specialist appliances attended the scene. Early actions prevented fire damage to adjacent businesses. When crews first arrived at the scene firefighters set up ground monitors to protect neighbouring premises and stop the fire from spreading further.
A 200-metre cordon, which was set up as a precaution, was lifted at 11.15pm and a section of the A20 which remained closed overnight, reopened at 8.15am this morning.
There were no reported casualties. The cause of the fire is not yet known.
Local residents are being advised to continue to keep windows and door closed as a precaution while firefighters deal with a large fire in garages and workshops in Tower Industrial Estate, Wrotham. Six houses have also been evacuated.
Attendance has been reduced to six fire engines and specialist appliances. A 200 metre cordon remains in place. The A20 has been closed in both directions and the M20 east bound slip road at junction 2 is also closed.
Local residents are being advised to keep windows and doors closed as a precaution due to an ongoing fire at a range of garages and workshops at Tower Industrial Estate in Wrotham Heath. A 200 metre cordon has been put in place and ten fire engines and specialist appliances are on the scene. The A20 has been closed while crews deal with this incident. Kent Police is also on the scene. The cause of the fire is not yet known.
Firefighters are currently dealing with a large fire at garages in London Road (A20), Wrotham. Ten fire engines, a bulk water carrier and a height vehicle have ben sent to the scene. The road has been closed. More to follow.
Special and Support vehicles
- Height vehicle
- Bulk water carrier