Kent Fire and Rescue Services were called to a large fire in a warehouse at Sheerness Docks on Monday morning 14th January. At one stage fifty firefighters were at the scene backed up by two tug boats fighting the fire from the water.
South East Coast Ambulance Service were also at the scene and treated five people for smoke inhalation, two people were subsequently sent to hospital for further treatment.
Thick black smoke hung over the Town for some time and was visible several miles away. The fire fighting was also hampered by the presence of gas cylinders. It is not known how the fire started but investigations continue.