Snodland fire: More than 100 firefighters tackle blaze


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Image caption The fire was reported at about 06:50 BST, Kent Fire and Rescue Service said

More than 100 firefighters are tackling a large fire at a block of flats in Kent.

The fire in Polloyfield Close, Holborough Lakes in Snodland, was reported at about 06:50 BST, Kent Fire and Rescue Service said.

A spokesman said 15 fire engines were at the scene. The cause of the fire is not yet known.

The building was evacuated and there were no reports of anyone being injured.

A spokesman for the fire service said: “Crews are likely to be on the scene for some time, and the road is currently closed from the A228 junction with the entrance to the estate.

“It is believed that everyone has been accounted for and a rest centre has been put in place for residents.”

Kent Police and the South East Coast Ambulance Service are also at the scene.

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The British Red Cross has also sent a support vehicle to support residents affected by the fire.

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