Published: 00:00, 26 May 2016 |
Updated: 09:27, 26 May 2016
At least two large explosions "lit up the sky" in Gravesend overnight after a garage full of gas canisters caught fire.
Brave firefighters removed about 40 canisters from the burning building and there are not thought to be any more inside.
Emergency services were called at about 11.15pm after explosions were reported in Rembrandt Drive.
VIDEO: Huge explosion caught on camera by nearby resident
Firefighters remained at the scene until 7.30 this morning.
Witnesses reported hearing several large bangs and seeing flames leaping into the sky.
Fire crews at the scene used "defensive" tactics to control the blaze.
A spokesman said: "Kent Fire and Rescue Service received a number of calls to reports of a fire in a garage in Rembrandt Drive, Northfleet at 11.14pm.
"Two fire engines were initially sent to the property, arriving within minutes of receiving the 999 call.
"Firefighters attacked the fire, which involved a number of cylinders, using one main jet, one hose reel and compressed air foam. A thermal imaging camera was also used.
A video posted on twitter shows several large explosions.
The cause of the fire is not yet known although social media reports suggest this is the second garage fire in the area in the last few weeks.
Every morning at 10am we play you an hour of tunes from the 90s. We call it, #WeLoveThe90s.
Play 'Say It' with Garry and Laura on kmfm Breakfast and you could win £1,000!
Wake up to kmfm Breakfast with Garry and Laura - it's Kent's alarm call.
Your No1 guide to getting married in Kent. From dresses to discos and venues to veils, we've got everything you could possibly need for your big day
Education, Training & Childcare is a special supplement published by KM Media Group four times a year. Click here for latest e-edition.
A guide for your future. For year 11 students in Kent and Medway. Click here for the e-edition.
We have four editions of our Kent Homes, Gardens and Interiors magazine for you to read. Click here to view them all.