Four Dartford fire crews tackle fire at church hall on Watling Street

PUBLISHED: 08:49 09 September 2016 | UPDATED: 08:49 09 September 2016

Two fire enginges put out a car fire on the A406. Photo PA.

Two fire enginges put out a car fire on the A406. Photo PA.


Firefighers received the call around 12am.

Firefighters have been tackling a blaze at St Andrews church hall, Watling Street, Dartford.

The fire has taken four fire crews efforts to put the fire out overnight.

Firefighers received the call around 12am.

When crews arrived the fire was well alight and they had to use two main jets, a hose reel jet and breathing apparatus to tackle the flames.

Crews were later reduced to two but firefighters remained to make the scene safe and use a ventilation fan to clear the building of smoke.

Firefighters left the scene at around 3.30am.

It is not yet known the extent of the damage caused.

Hilary Cumming, church secretary said “The forensics are there this morning and we will be able to get in after that.”

There is no damage to the church.


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