Fire in Wilkinson in The Pentagon Shopping Centre, Chatham
The scene outside The
Pentagon shopping centre in Chatham
A busy shopping centre was evacuated after fire broke out
The fire is thought to
have started on the ground floor of Wilkinson in The Pentagon
Shopping Centre in Chatham at 5.30pm.
Shops were evacuated as
firefighters dealt with the blaze. Police cordoned off the entrance
in Military Road for just over an hour.
An eyewitness said there
were three police cars and three fire engines on the scene.
Staff and shoppers were
Some shops reopened just
Firefighters remained on
the scene, using fans to disperse smoke inside Wilkinson.
The cause of the fire is
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