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Residents evacuated from Invicta House in Margate after yet another fire breaks out at tower block

People living in a tower block in Margate have been evacuated due to a fire in the bin chute.

Six fire engines went to the scene of the blaze at Invicta House in Millmead Road, where the fire broke out at around 2.30pm today.

Emergency services at Invicta House earlier this year.(8812693)
Emergency services at Invicta House earlier this year.(8812693)

A Kent Fire and Rescue Service spokesman said the fire was in a section of the building’s bin chute.

"Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus have extinguished the fire and the building is being ventilated," she said.

"Two people are being checked over as a precaution by SECAmb paramedics, after suffering the effects of smoke inhalation.

"The cause of the fire is being investigated."

Invicta House has been a continual cause of concern due to a large number of fires.

In July there were two in one day at the 14-storey building.

Last year, three fires were started deliberately in the space of one week in April.

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