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Medway firefighters tackle blaze in outbuilding of derelict Brickmakers Arms pub in Gillingham

20 December 2013
by Lynn Cox

A fire broke out in an outbuilding of a derelict pub in Gillingham last night.

Medway firefighters were called to the former Brickmakers Arms, in Wyles Street, at about 10pm and found junk in the brick outhouse well alight.

The crew used breathing apparatus to enter the building and used their hose reels put out the flames, but spent some time at the scene making sure hotspots were completely out.

A fire broke out in an outbuilding of the derelict Brickmakers Arms in Wyles Street, Gillingham. Picture Lucy Plummer on Twitter

A fire broke out in an outbuilding of the derelict Brickmakers Arms in Gillingham. Picture: Lucy Plummer

A Kent Fire and Rescue Service spokesman said: "It was a small shed say about 3m by 5m and it was full of junk.

"The fire inside was well alight when we arrived.

"After making sure the hotspots were damped down, we left there about 11.30pm."

A fire broke out in an outbuilding of the derelict Brickmakers Arms in Wyles Street, Gillingham

A fire broke out in an outbuilding of the derelict Brickmakers Arms in Wyles Street, Gillingham

It is not known at this stage what caused the fire.

The pub shut earlier this year and was boarded up in August. 

London property firm YL Property Services has permission to turn the site into three flats.

A fire broke out in an outbuilding of the derelict Brickmakers Arms in Wyles Street, Gillingham

A fire broke out in an outbuilding of the derelict Brickmakers Arms in Wyles Street, Gillingham


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