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Black plume of smoke above Medway City Estate in Strood: Residents told to keep doors and windows SHUT

PUBLISHED: 12:08 27 October 2017 | UPDATED: 12:08 27 October 2017

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Crews are on the scene after a fire in a metal shredder

Those living near the Medway City Estate are being told to keep windows and doors shut after a fire created huge plumes of black smoke on Friday morning.

Emergency teams arrived at the scene in Strood to find a “well developed” fire in a yard involving a metal shredder.

It, in turn, is releaseing a large plume of smoke that can be seen from miles away.

Fire crews say they have received a number of calls from concerned residents, and urge those living nearby to keep doors and windows shut “as a precaution”.

Teams continue to tackle the fire and there are no reported injuries.

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