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Firefighters remain at the scene of a major blaze at a business park.

Dramatic photos show the scale of the fire at the Eurolink Industrial Estate in Sittingbourne, which erupted at about 7pm yesterday.

Smoke and fire could be seen billowing into the air for miles. Picture: UKNIP
Smoke and fire could be seen billowing into the air for miles. Picture: UKNIP

Flames and smoke could be seen billowing from the site in West Lane, believed to be a building used by the recycling company Suez - which handles tonnes of commercial waste.

People who live or work in Kemsley and Iwade are being warned to keep their windows and doors closed as a precaution, due to levels of smoke in the area.

The fire service says this advice is likely to remain in place for the rest of the day.

The blaze engulfed the site at the Eurolink Industrial Estate. Picture: UKNIP
The blaze engulfed the site at the Eurolink Industrial Estate. Picture: UKNIP
The fire at the Eurolink industrial estate in Sittingbourne. Picture: UKNIP (51604097)
The fire at the Eurolink industrial estate in Sittingbourne. Picture: UKNIP (51604097)

Smoke remains heavy in the air due to the fire, which involved a large amount of household waste and recycling materials.

At its height, 11 fire engines, a height vehicle and a bulk water carrier were at the scene, as well as a technical rescue unit and volunteer response team.

Crews at the scene of the fire at the Eurolink Industrial Estate in Sittingbourne. Picture: UKNIP
Crews at the scene of the fire at the Eurolink Industrial Estate in Sittingbourne. Picture: UKNIP

Firefighters surrounded the blaze as part of efforts to bring it under control.

Three fire engines remain at the site today, with crews continuing to damp down hot spots while keeping a close eye on the scene.

Firefighters at the scene of the major fire. Picture: UKNIP
Firefighters at the scene of the major fire. Picture: UKNIP

No one was hurt in the blaze, and the cause has not yet been established.

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