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This photo from the Met Police helicopter shows the enormous scale of the fire in a tyre yard in Gravesend.
70 firefighters from both Kent and London fire services are currently trying to bring the blaze under control.
The fire is near a number of large gas containers but none have been affected as yet. There are also no injuries being reported. Residents living nearby are advised to keep doors and windows shut as a precautionary measure.
People living near the location of a major fire in Gravesend in Kent are being advised to keep their windows and doors shut as a precaution due to the amount of smoke in the area.
More than sixty firefighters are currently tackling a large fire at a yard on Canal Road in the town. Kent Police are also at the scene.
Canal Road in Gravesend is closed in both directions due to a serious fire between Canal Basin and Prospect Grove / Norfolk Road.
A major fire broke out next to the gas holders at around 11:30 this morning. No major roads are affected, although the smoke can be seen for several miles around. Over 70 firefighters are at the scene.
A fire is underway near industrial size gas holders in Gravesend in Kent. Canal Road is closed off in both directions. The smoke can be seen for miles around.