Major fire closes roads in Kent

More than sixty firefighters on tackling a fire at a laundry company in Faversham in Kent. It's resulted in the closure of the A251 Ashford Road between Canterbury Road and the M2.

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Commercial laundry gutted by fire in Faversham

The commercial premises has been badly damaged by fire Credit: Mike Pett

Residents in Faversham in Kent are being advised to keep their windows and doors closed as more than sixty fire fighters battle to bring a blaze at a commercial laundry under control.

More than sixty firefighters have been tackling the fire since just before 4am. Credit: Mike Pett

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Major fire closes road in Kent

The A251 Ashford Road is closed in Faversham between the A2 Canterbury Road and the M2 junction 6 (Faversham). It's due to a fire at a commercial laundry. 60 firefighters are on the scene and have been there since 4am.

There are reports of a large plum of smoke. There is no exit from the coastbound M2 at junction 6.

Fire closes M2 junction in Kent

Map of closed motorway junction Credit: ITV News Meridian

More than forty fire crews are trying to bring a blaze at a linen company in Faversham, Kent under control.

Eight crews from across the county and the high aerial platform have been at the scene of the fire since 3:54am.

The fire has closed the Faversham junction onto the M2 and has also closed the A2.

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