Firefighters raced to battle a massive blaze at a building in Kent earlier. Witnesses say at least 7 fire engines were at the scene in Nelson Road, Northfleet. The inferno started at around 7pm at the Fleet Leisure and Sports Club – which is close to several houses.
Huge plumes of black smoke filled the sky and could be seen for miles around. Emergency services warned people near the scene to keep windows and doors closed. It is not currently known whether anybody was injured.
A statement from Kent Fire reads: “KFRS crews are attending a fire in a derelict building in Nelson Road, Northfleet. Residents are advised to keep doors and windows closed as there is a large plume of smoke.”