Chatham high-rise flat block evacuated after fire

Residents had to be evacuated from a high-rise block of flats in Kent after a fire started.

About 15 firefighters tackled the blaze on the ninth floor of the property in Shipwrights Avenue, Luton, Chatham, at about 1315 BST on Thursday.

Crews wearing breathing apparatus managed to extinguish the fire about 40 minutes later.

No-one is believed to have been injured and Kent Fire and Rescue Service said the cause was not yet know.

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