Two vans destroyed by fire after a crash at Blackhouse Hill near Saltwood. Picture: Max Hess
This is the aftermath of an intense fire that engulfed two crashed vans and led the road surface to melt.
Both white Ford Transit vans burst into flames when they collided at Blackhouse Hill, Newington.
Two men were injured - one treated at the scene and the other taken to hospital.
Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus tackled the intense blaze using two hosereels and foam at about 3pm yesterday.
A Kent Fire and Rescue Service spokesman said: "Both vehicles caught light and were completely destroyed.
"There were two casualties from the collison, a man aged about 30 and another aged about 60."
Two fire engines, from Folkestone and Hythe, were called to the scene and crews were there for an hour.
One on the casualties was taken to hospital with reported leg and hip injuries.
Another man was described as walking wounded and was treated by an ambulance crew at the scene.
The road at Blackhouse Hill, near Saltwood, after an intense two-van fire. Picture: Max Hess
A Kent Police spokesman said: "Neither casualties were trapped in their vehicles and were able to get out of them in time."
The melted carriageway, near Sene Valley Golf Club, had to be closed well into that night for so highway workers could resurface it.