Smoke warning due to boatyard fire in Faversham
Attendance at a large fire in at a Faversham boat yard has been reduced to two fire engines and crews continue to use ground monitors to cool cylinders on the site and damp down remaining hot spots. When fire crews were called to the scene they were presented with a fully developed fire involving a number of boats, temporary cabin buildings and a workshop. At its height, 6 fire engines, a bulk water carrier and a height vehicle attended the scene, and crews quickly set about bringing the fire under control and preventing it from spreading to further property, using hose reel jets and ground monitors. Approximately 8 boats in dry dock were destroyed, along with three temporary cabin buildings and a workshop. Two fire engines are likely to remain on the scene until mid afternoon today to continue monitoring the cylinders and damping down. Kent Police are also in attendance. The cause is not yet known.
Firefighters a continuing to advise nearby residents to keep windows and doors closed as a precaution follow a large fire at a boat yard in Iron Wharf, Faversham. Four fire engines remain on the scene and ground monitors are in place to cool a number of cylinders close to the fire.
Firefighters are dealing with a large fire at a boat yard in Iron Wharf, Faversham. Crews were called at around 1.30am and the fire involves 8 boats in dry dock, three portacabins and a workshop.
Firefighters are advising local residents in the area to keep windows and doors closed as a precaution, if they are in sight of the smoke plume resulting from the blaze.
At its height, six fire engines, a bulk water carrier and a height vehicle were at the scene. Attendance was reduced to four fire engines at 4.17am, and crews remain on the scene.
The fire has now been brought under control and crews are remaining to make the area safe.
UPDATE: 12:15 KFRS has launched its unmanned aerial vehicle at this incident. For privacy concerns contact us quoting reference 1176.
Special and Support vehicles
- Height vehicle
- Bulk water carrier