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Sixty firefighters tackle major blaze near gas container

by John Ryall

More than sixty firefighters have spent the afternoon tackling a blaze at a caravan site at Gravesend in Kent. A number of homes were evacuated, while other residents in the area were told to stay indoors and keep their windows shut.

As John Ryall reports, plumes of smoke could be seen for miles. The interviewee in his report is Chris Colgan from Kent Fire & Rescue Service.

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Homes evacuated after fire at caravan yard in Gravesend

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The smoke from the large fire in Gravesend can be seen for miles around

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.

TRAVEL - ROADS: KENT - Gravesend - major fire

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.

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