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Horsebridge Centre in Whitstable: Kent Fire and Rescue Service called to lift shaft fire

By KentOnline reporter

A fire has broken out in the lift shaft of an arts and community centre.

Crews were called to the Horsebridge Centre in Sea Street, Whitstable, at 12.34pm after smoke was seen coming from the first floor.

Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus put out the blaze while the police controlled the traffic.

Video: Fire breaks out at the Horsebridge Centre

The blaze caused smoke logging in the lift shaft and on the second floor of the building, which was ventilated with a special fan.

A faulty electrical box is the cause of the fire. No one was hurt.

Police have closed one end of Sea Street.

Police have closed one end of Sea Street.

The emergency services remain on the scene.

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