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Kent Fire and Rescue Service attends a range of incidents including fires, road crashes, flooding, rescues from height, mud or confined spaces. It also supports other agencies including Kent Police and South East Coast Ambulance Service on a regular basis.

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Manston industrial unit fire
Incident details
UPDATE: 10.40am (25.5.16) 
Fire crews left the scene of a fire in a large derelict former mushroom farm at 8.07pm (Tuesday evening). The blaze caused 70 per cent fire and heat damage and 100 per cent smoke damage. Crews will be revisiting the site this morning (Wednesday). 
UPDATE: 1pm 
KFRS continues to make steady progress at this incident, which will shortly be reduced to one fire engine. The road has now reopened. 
UPDATE 11am 
Firefighters are still at the scene of a fire in an industrial unit in Manston Road, Margate. They are continuing to tackle hot spots using a main jet and positive pressure ventilation fan. 
UPDATE 9.20am 
Steady progress is being made in dealing with a fire involving a single-storey industrial unit in Manston Road, Margate. Attendance is being reduced to four fire engines and crews continue to damp down remaining hot spots. Local residents are advised that the smoke has significantly reduced and they are no longer required to keep windows and doors closed. 
UPDATE 6am: 
Firefighters are continuing to battle a blaze involving a single storey industrial unit on Manston Road. The building is made up of a series of ISO containers joined together to form cold storage but is now full of old tyres, clothing and rubbish. 
There are currently six breathing apparatus teams tackling the blaze and crews are working hard to bring the fire under control. They have now successfully surrounded the fire to the middle of the building. 
UPDATE: 5.28am 
Kent Fire and Rescue Service is responding to a large fire in a single storey, former industrial unit on Manston Road, Margate. 
Residents living in the area are being asked to keep their windows and doors closed as a precaution until the blaze is brought under control, due to the large, black smoke plume. 
Around 30 firefighters, six fire engines and a height vehicle are fighting the blaze in the building measuring approximately 1000m x 200m. When the first crew arrived within minutes of receiving the 999 call, smoke was billowing from approximately 70 per cent of the building. 
Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus are using two main jets with water from a hydrant to tackle the blaze. 
Manston Road has been closed while the fire is brought under control.
Start date and time
24/05/2016 03:14
Stop date and time
24/05/2016 20:07
United Kingdom
Number of fire engines
Main jet,Hose reel jet,Breathing apparatus,Fog spike,Positive pressure ventilation fan,Ground monitor,Enforcer (door breaching tool),Thermal imaging camera,Axe, crowbar, Haligan bar,Lighting,Ladder - short extension
Special and Support vehicles
  • Height vehicle
Partner agencies
  • Kent Police
KFRS fighting Manston industrial unit fire
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