Huge fire in Gravesend

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.

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Aerial photo shows scale of the blaze in Gravesend

Helicopter photo shows scale of the blaze in Gravesend Credit: Twitter @MPSintheSky

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.

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