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Fire on Gravesend waterfront ‘severely damaged’ a jetty

PUBLISHED: 08:30 30 October 2017 | UPDATED: 08:30 30 October 2017

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The fire broke out on Sunday morning

Firefighters took to the water to try and stop a blaze in Gravesend on Sunday.

Kent Fire and Rescue Service was called to Wharf Road amid reports a jetty was on fire.

Three fire engines and KFRS’ own fire fighting boat were deployed at 7.19am but a spokesperson confirmed the fire “severely damaged the jetty”.

Crews dealt with the fire, which involved tyres and asbestos sheeting on the waters edge, bringing the fire under control at 8.46am.

KFRS crews wore breathing apparatus and used high pressure hose reels to tackle the blaze, which is thought to have started accidentally.

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