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Fire in field off A228 Malling Road in Mereworth

By Claire McWethy

Firefighters were called after a blaze started in a large pile of fly-tipped rubbish.

Two crews went to land off the A228 Malling Road in Mereworth shortly before 9.10pm after a report of a fire in a field.

The landowner helped them to access the site, where they began a water shuttle.
Kent Fire and Rescue Service. Stock image

Kent Fire and Rescue Service. Stock image

They also used drag rakes to tackle the fire, which involved a large quantity of UPVC doors and windows frames.
The blaze was extinguished by 10.10pm and crews spent a further 30 minutes damping down.

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