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Chimney collapses in Ethelbert Square, Westgate, sparking major emergency services operation

By KentOnline reporter

An investigation has been launched after part of a chimney has collapsed in a busy street.

The chimney is believed to be on a block of flats in Westgate.

Police were called out at 7.30pm after the chimney fell from a property onto a garage and outbuilding underneath, shocking neighbours.

Parts of a building are believed to have collapsed in Westgate. Picture: @SimonMoores

Emergency services were called to the scene of the collapse, which is said to be next to the Westgate on Sea Club in Ethelbert Square.

A statement issued by police confirmed the incident tonight.

It said: "It is believed that a chimney has fallen from a property onto a garage and outbuilding underneath."

Police, ambulance and fire crews were all called to the scene.

Road closures were put in place around the building, but there are not believed to be any injuries.

A Local Authority Building Inspector has been called in to investigate the cause of the collapse.

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