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Fire breaks out at Family Kebab and Pizza in Sea Street, Herne Bay


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Four fire engines were sent to tackle a blaze at a kebab shop in Herne Bay this afternoon.

A video shows flames bursting through the front of Family Kebab and Pizza on Sea Street.

WATCH: Fire crews at the scene

The footage from the scene appears to show damage has also been caused to Matt's Cutting Room Barber Shop next door.

Kent Fire and Rescue Service was called at around 12.40pm to the blaze.

Crews arrived to smoke and flames issuing from the property and used main jets, hose reel jets, and water from a hydrant to extinguish the blaze.

A fire has broken out at a kebab shop in Herne Bay
A fire has broken out at a kebab shop in Herne Bay
Fire crews are at the scene. Picture: Cody Cusden
Fire crews are at the scene. Picture: Cody Cusden
It's understood it was extinguished around 1pm. Picture: Jordan Dadd
It's understood it was extinguished around 1pm. Picture: Jordan Dadd
The blaze broke out at Family Kebab and Pizza. Picture: Jordan Dadd
The blaze broke out at Family Kebab and Pizza. Picture: Jordan Dadd

Photos from the street show large plumes of smoke rising from the row of shops, which also includes a florist, dry cleaners and Premier.

The blaze is now out but firefighters remain at the scene.

Nobody has been injured.

Karen Goldsmith said: "I was there when it happened. It was awful.

"I was going into the Coop to get some shopping and looked over when it had just started.

"Suddenly it just shot up in flames.

"I didn’t see it originally start or hear what had caused it but I was there before the fire engines appeared."

Smoke coming from the kebab shop in Sea Street, Herne Bay. Picture: Karen Goldsmith
Smoke coming from the kebab shop in Sea Street, Herne Bay. Picture: Karen Goldsmith
Flames coming from the kebab shop in Sea Street, Herne Bay. Picture: Karen Goldsmith
Flames coming from the kebab shop in Sea Street, Herne Bay. Picture: Karen Goldsmith

Another woman wrote on Facebook: "It was so scary. The poor family were beside themselves.

"One lady on the kerb was so scared she was hyperventilating. I really hope they are OK."

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