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Residents told to close windows due to large fire at Conyer Quay

A large fire has engulfed a number of sheds and outbuildings at a quayside - causing smoke to billow towards nearby homes.

Six fire engines were sent to the scene at Conyer Quay, between Faversham and Sittingbourne, this morning as crews battled to keep the blaze from spreading.

Fire crews were alerted at 6.50am. Stock picture
Fire crews were alerted at 6.50am. Stock picture

Nearby residents had been advised to close windows and doors due to large plumes of black smoke being generated by the fire. This advice has now been stood down.

A man in his 40s has been treated for smoke inhalation and for minor burns to his arm and shoulder.

He has been placed into the care of paramedics.

Fire crews were alerted to the incident at 6.50am and remain on the scene, although by lunchtime only two engines remained.

The Kent Fire and Rescue Volunteer Response Team has also been mobilised to support with welfare, as has the Technical Rescue unit.

A spokesman for the service said: "Kent Fire and Rescue Service remain at the scene of the fire involving sheds and outbuildings in Conyer Quay.

"Firefighting has continued throughout the morning and firefighters have made good progress, the incident has been reduced to two fire engines.

"KFRS' Technical Rescue unit has also been at the scene to support the firefighting tactics with the use of it's telehandler vehicle.

"Firefighters are damping down hot spots and turning over. The cause isn't yet known, there were no other reported injuries.

"People living in the Conyer area are no longer being asked to close windows and doors."

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