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BOAT BLAZE: Seven fire engines tackle mystery fire in Maidstone

Wednesday 26th February 2020

STEADY progress is being made at the scene of a boat fire on the River Medway.

Firefighters are currently tackling the blaze at Embankments Floating Bar and Grill Restaurant. 

At the height of the blaze, near Bishops Way, seven fire engines were in attendance, as well as the water safety team.

Crews wearing breathing apparatus have been using hose reel jets to extinguish the flames. The cause is currently not known.

No casualties have been reported. Advice is still in place for residents and businesses in the surrounding area to keep windows and doors closed a precaution, due to the amount of smoke caused from the fire.

Drivers are also asked to use an alternative route while crews remain at the scene.

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