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Tunbridge Wells fire: police to investigate cause of Park Road blaze

16 May 2014
by KentOnline reporter

Police are to investigate the possibility last night's major fire in Tunbridge Wells was started on purpose.

Officers are to visit the scene in Park Road today.

Fire crews remained at the scene this morning dampening down the site.

The warehouse blaze in Tunbridge Wells. Picture @ELFIGO

The warehouse blaze in Tunbridge Wells. Picture: @ELFIGO

The warehouse blaze in Tunbridge Wells. Picture @ELFIGO

The warehouse blaze in Tunbridge Wells. Picture: @ELFIGO

 
Six fire engines and specialist vehicles were sent to Park Road last night, with the blaze brought under control around midnight. 
 
At its height, 40 firefighters were at the scene.
 
 
 
The scene of the fire in Tunbridge Wells. Picture by Sarah Goddard

The scene of the fire in Tunbridge Wells. Picture by Sarah Goddard

 
Crews used four jets and four hose reel jets to protect surrounding buildings and neighbouring properties were evacuated as a precaution.
 
People were allowed to return to their homes just before midnight.
 
Cordons remain in place and police are warning motorists to avoid the area.
 
The blaze seen from a distance. Picture by Sarah Goddard

The blaze seen from a distance. Picture by Sarah Goddard

 
There are no reports of any injuries.

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