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Fire in derelict building in Deal Road, Sandwich, spreads

By Eleanor Perkins

A fire which started in a derelict building also damaged a newly built garden cabin, a farm vehicle and surrounding land.

Firefighters were called to the incident in Deal Road, Sandwich, just after 6pm last night.

Crews, who described the blaze as large, used breathing apparatus, a hose reel jet, a main jet, flexi-packs and beaters to extinguish it.

Firefighters were called out just after 6pm. Stock image.

Firefighters were called out just after 6pm. Stock image.

The cause of the fire is believed to have been accidental, starting in the roof of the derelict building and spreading.

Firefighters left the scene at 7.55pm and no injuries were reported.

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