Kent firefighters spend night tackling blazes
- 17 May 2014
- From the section Kent
Firefighters from Kent have spent the night battling blazes that broke out in the county and London.
Residents had to be evacuated from their homes after a fire broke out in an industrial unit in Tunbridge Wells.
Forty firefighters tackled the blaze, which started in Park Road at about 20:30 BST. The derelict building was completely destroyed.
Meanwhile, 70 firefighters from Kent and London tackled a scrap and tyre fire in Erith, south-east London.
The blaze, which broke out in Ray Lamb Way just after 18:30 BST, created thick black smoke which could be seen for some distance.
Crews also tackled a fire that started in a shed and spread to a house in Orchard Street, Rainham just after 21:00 BST.
This blaze was put out within two hours.
Nobody was injured in any of the fires.