Approximately 25 firefighters are dealing with a fire at at Strood Yacht Club. At least three boats are reported to be on fire, including a 30ft motor launch moored at a pontoon.
Kent Fire and Rescue say that crews are making progress in moving other boats away from the fire and are waiting for a fire launch boat to help deal with the incident.
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