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Chatham: rubbish blaze in Slicketts Hill is suspected arson attack

Police are investigating a suspected arson attack outside a tyre shop in Chatham.

Firefighters were called to tackle a rubbish blaze at the back of the building in Slicketts Hill just before 9pm last night.

The blaze was outside a tyre shop. Pic @DawsonScott22

The blaze was outside a tyre shop. Pic: @DawsonScott22

External fittings of the building were damaged in the blaze, including a door and guttering.

Firefighters used hose reel jets to put out the flames and had left the scene by 9.40pm.

Emergency crews were called. Pic @DawsonScott22

Emergency crews were called. Pic: @DawsonScott22

Teams alerted police to the incident "due to possible suspicious ignition".

A police spokesman said: "We are investigating a report that rubbish was set alight in The Brook, Chatham.

"At present no arrests have been made and enquiries are ongoing."

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