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35 fire fighters tackle East Malling blaze

By James Hind

Six fire engines battled a barn fire in East Malling last night, at 11.30pm.

The blaze needed 35 fire fighters, six engines, a height vehicle and a bulk water carrier to attend and put out the fire.

The fire in Wateringbury Road destroyed 50 per cent of the roof and a quarter of the inside house in an effort that lasted until 5am the next day.

The road was closed while firefighting took place and a Red Cross Vehicle was called to provide support to the residents.


Kent Fire and Rescue Service was called to a house fire in the roof of a converted barn just after 11.30pm in Wateringbury Road, East Malling. Two fire engines were quickly on the scene and immediately requested additional resources.

At the height of the blaze around 35 fire fighters, six fire engines, a height vehicle and a bulk water carrier attended.