Crews investigate cause of seventh floor fire in Gravesham Court

PUBLISHED: 10:12 18 February 2016 | UPDATED: 10:12 18 February 2016



2010 Getty Images

Firefighters faced heavy smoke

30 firefighters battled a smoke-logged flat on the seventh floor of a block of flats in Gravesham Court, Gravesend, yesterday.

Crews used six sets of breathing apparatus to find the source a fire, which had affected most of the floor in the tower block.

Six fire engines arrived on scene after Kent Fire and Rescue Service were called at 4.57pm yesterday (Wednesday).

The fire was brought under control at 5.55pm, with no reported injuries.

The cause of the fire is currently unknown, but KFRS said it “will be investigated”.

Become a supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years, through good times and bad. Coronavirus is one of the greatest challenges our community has ever faced, but if we all play our part we will defeat it. We're here to serve as your advocate and trusted source of local information.

In these testing times, your support is more important than ever. Thank you.

Most Read

Comments have been disabled on this article.

Most Read

Latest from the Gravesend Reporter