Huge fire rips through warehouse in Margate

Fire rips through warehouse Credit: Dave Larkins

Around seventy firefighters have been tackling a blaze on an industrial estate in Margate.

It broke out in a warehouse on Star Lane in Westwood, where twelve fire engines were sent.

Fire crews have been working to contain the fire to the main warehouse and prevent it spreading to neighbouring units.

Approximately forty per cent of the building is damaged by fire.

Firefighters tackle warehouse blaze Credit: Dave Larkins

People in the area are being told to keep doors and windows closed as a precaution, due to the large black smoke plume in the area, which is visible from approximately eight miles away.

  • Dave Larkins sent us this footage of the fire