Kent

Kent fire service warning on rubbish fires in Gravesend

Arsonists are putting lives at risk by deliberately setting fire to rubbish in Gravesend, fire crews have warned.

Kent Fire and Rescue Service said it had been called to 39 incidents during the past six months in Dering Way and the Dickens Estate.

The service is hosting an open day at Thames-side Fire Station on Saturday to highlight the problem

Station manager Steve Dunn warned that rubbish fires could easily spread and lead to tragedy.

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