Kent

Caravan fire spreads through Chatham Dock in Kent

Fire at docks
Image caption Residents heard loud bangs when gas cylinders exploded

More than 80 firefighters have tackled a blaze that swept through Chatham Dock in Gillingham.

Kent Fire and Rescue Service said they were called to the docks at 1730 BST on Saturday.

A caravan went up in flames and the fire then spread to nearby lorries and businesses.

Fifteen fire engines and specialist equipment were needed to contain the blaze.

A large plume of smoke billowed over the docks and residents heard loud bangs as gas cylinders exploded.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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