Seventy firefighters battle big blaze at industrial unit at Westwood Margate

Contributed by editor on Sep 15, 2018 - 10:51 AM



Around 70 firefighters, 12 fire engines, two height vehicles, a command support unit and KFRS’ specialist technical rescue team are on the site of a serious blaze (10.00am 15 September) at an industrial unit.

Fire crews have been working exceptionally hard since around 6.00am this morning to contain the fire to the main warehouse on the Westwood industrial estate and prevent it spreading to neighbouring units.


Firefighters are using ground monitors and a height vehicle to rain water onto the fire from above.

Approximately 40 per cent of the building is involved in fire and KFRS’ drone (unmanned aerial vehicle) has been launched to provide incident commanders on the ground with an aerial view of the blaze. If you have any privacy concerns please contact KFRS quoting incident number 1543.

People in the area are reminded to please 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.

KFRS is asking the public to please avoid the area while firefighting operations are taking place, if at all possible.

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