Huge blaze rips through log yard in Chartham Hatch with fire crews on scene for 12 hours

PUBLISHED: 09:14 03 November 2017 | UPDATED: 09:14 03 November 2017




Battle raged to prevent fire spreading to machinery and other wood supplies

Firefighters were still at the scene of a major blaze at a log processing yard in Chartham Hatch, near Canterbury on Friday morning - almost 12 hours after it first started.

Some 20 fire crew along with four fire engines and a bulk water carrier, first arrived at the scene of the fire in Howfield Lane after it started just before 9pm on Thursday night.

Approximately 200 bins of logs and apple bins were alight.

The owner of the site used a forklift truck to move unburnet log bins away from the fire in a bid to limit its spread.

Tractors caught up in the blaze were also winched to safety.

Fire crews had to let the log stack burn out under controlled conditions and were still at the scene at 7.20am this morning damping down.

There are no reports or any injuries. The cause of the fire is not yet know.


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