Fire crews are dealing with a large fire on Margate High Street. Kent Fire and Rescue were called to the derelict building just after 2am this morning.
The blaze broke out on the ground floor and spread to the first floor of the building.
We're told no-one has been injured.
More than thirty fire-fighters tackled a blaze at the Holly Tree pub in the Cliftonville area of Margate. A woman and two dogs were rescued. The cause is being investigated.
Dreamland in Margate has come perilously close to experiencing its worst nightmare: destruction by fire. The famous amusement park and iconic Scenic Railway were severely damaged in an arson attack six years ago.
Now a remarkable 20 million pound restoration project is starting to take shape. But last night fire-raisers struck again, triggering a review of security on the site. Nashreen Issa reports She spoke to Paul Thorn from Beacon Bingo and Thanet District Councillor Iris Johnston.
The leader of a Kent council has praised the public for their help in reporting the fire that broke out at a scenic railway site last night.
Members of the public called the emergency services after the Dreamland site in Margate caught alight - which is believed to have been started deliberately.
Kent Fire and Rescue Service managed to quickly extinguish the fire and there was no damage to the Grade II listed structure.
We are very grateful to the members of the public who reported the incident last night and to the Fire Service for their quick and effective response.
Council officers attended to assess the damage, along with our partners at The Dreamland Trust, and are back on site this morning to review what measures need to be put in place to prevent a repeat incident.
Thankfully there has not been any damage to the Scenic Railway and plans will progress as scheduled to develop the exciting new amusement park.”
The fire which broke out last night at the Dreamland site in Margate is believed to have been started deliberately.
The fire started in a building within the Scenic Railway site but no damage has been caused to the Grade II listed structure itself.
A statement from Thanet District Council said: "The council is working with Kent Fire and Rescue Service and Kent Police to establish the cause of the fire, which is believed to have been started deliberately."
Work is now underway to see if additional security measures are needed around the site.
Crews are tackling a fire in a disused building next to Margate's Scenic Railway. It broke out earlier this evening on the ground floor of the building. There are no reports of any injuries.
Some thought it was indeed a dream but an amusement park in Kent has celebrated the first stage today of its re-opening. Dreamland in Margate has been left derelict for eight years, but volunteers dedicated to saving it have launched a new expo centre in its name. Andy Dickenson reports.
The Dreamland visitor centre will open today paving the way for the reopening of the historic theme park. Dreamland was one of the country's oldest amusement parks and at one time included a zoo, miniature railway, a cinema, a 2,000-capacity ballroom and Europe's largest big wheel.
But as tastes changed the amusement park fell on hard times, before it finally closed in 2003.