Lorry fire in West Malling
by Nick Lillitos
Police closed roads around Town Hill, West Malling, this
morning as fire fighters battled a blazing heavy goods lorry with
flames shooting some 20 feet high.
The incident happened near West Malling Garage but police said
they had no reports of anyone being injured.
The fire began at 8.45am and was extinguished by 9.20am.
Two fire engines attended using hydrant jet hoses and
breathing apparatus. It's not yet clear what the vehicle was
Local resident David Kemp, who witnessed the scene, told the
KM: "How it didn't blow up I don't know. The black smoke was really
intense and flames
were leaping some 20 feet up."
The burnt out vehicle is now awaiting a recovery truck to take
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