Kent Fire and Rescue Service (KFRS) is fighting a blaze involving a barn in Tilden Lane, Marden. KFRS’ Emergency Control Centre received the 999 call just before 9.30pm. Six fire engines, a command support unit, a bulk water carrier and around 32 firefighters are tackling the fire, which involves a barn measuring approximately 40 metres x 50 metres. The barn contain approximately 350 bales of hay that is alight. At this stage it is not known how the fire started.
Crews have been and will remain at the blaze that can be seen for nearly six mile battling to stop the flames from spreading to thousands of pounds worth a farming equipment in an adjourning barn. Owners of the barns are said to be devastated at the loss.
A defensive approach has been adopted. This means crews remained on site to provide firefighting capabilities should they be required. The fire has now been contained and is likely to burn for the next few days.