Massive fire at industrial estate


A casualty has been taken to hospital and a massive plume of smoke can be seen rising from the Cobbs Wood estate in Ashford .

At least six fire engines are currently on the scene trying to get the blaze under control.

The part of the estate the fire is located has not yet been confirmed, but it is believed to be a tyre store.

A fire services spokeswoman said: « Kent Fire and Rescue Service has been called to a fire at a warehouse in Cobbs Wood Industrial Estate, Ashford.

« Six fire engines, a height vehicle and a bulk water carrier have been sent to the scene.

« Due to a large of amount smoke coming from the incident, those living or working in the local area are asked to close their windows and doors. »

An ambulance spokesman said: « Ambulances and the Hazardous Area Response Team attended the fire and treated one man for burns and smoke inhalation, before taking him to a local hospital.

There are unconfirmed reports of ambulances at the scene and the service has been contacted for more information.

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