Firefighters battle huge blaze as derelict water tower in Sheerness goes up in flames

Video credit: Kirsty Simpson

Fire crews are tackling a huge blaze which has destroyed a Victorian water tower in Sheerness.

People living near Trinity Road are being advised to close windows and doors due to the smoke coming from the fire.

Five fire engines and a height vehicle were called to the scene after the fire broke out at around 8pm (5 September).

Kent councillor Cameron Beart said on social media: "Saddened to see that Sheerness Water Tower has gone up in flames this evening."