Kent Fire Crews Tackling Large fire on Queensborough Creek Industrial Estate

kent fire crews tackling large fire on queensborough creek industrial estate

Kent Fire and Rescue have confirmed that they are dealing with a large fire at Klondyke Industrial Estate near Queensborough Creek. The fire in understood to have broken out on a two ton disused boat pontoon. Resident near by have reported hearing a number of explosions. Roads surrounding the arwa have been closed. Those living nearby are being advised to keep all windows and doors closed due to the amount of smoke coming An investigation is under way on how the huge fire broke out. This is thought to be arson. Both Kent fire and Kent Police have launched a joint investigation. A Kent fire and rescue spokesman said:”Fire crews were called to reports of smoke and flames issuing from around two tonnes of disused wooden boat pontoon platforms at a boat yard in Queenborough on the Isle of Sheppey.  Firefighters worked with the site owner and provided boundary cooling to prevent the fire spreading, while allowing it to burn out under control. This helped to prevent further environmental damage to the surrounding area, including Queenborough Creek, due to other materials such as polystyrene being involved in the fire. There are no reports of any injuries and a report suggesting the possibility of malicious ignition has been passed to Kent Police. The site was left in the care of its owner.”