Kingsnorth waste oil depot fire
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'Huge' fire at Kingsnorth waste oil depot

Firefighters are tackling a major blaze at a waste oil depot close to Kingsnorth power station in Kent.

Kent Fire and Rescue Service said burning oil had spread from the Kingsnorth Industrial Estate at Hoo on to adjacent land cleared for development.

It said the blaze started at about 2300 BST on Friday in two road tankers before spreading to plastic and steel drum oil containers.

Graham Gash, from Kent Fire and Rescue, said firefighters managed to save nearby buildings from catching alight.

  • 04 Jun 2011