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UPDATE: Man arrested after boats, portacabins and workshop destroyed in huge Faversham fire

PUBLISHED: 14:39 14 September 2017 | UPDATED: 14:39 14 September 2017

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Residents are being urged to keep windows and doors closed

Police have arrested a man on suspicion of arson after a huge fire at a boat yard in Faversham saw a number of boats and buildings go up in flames in the early hours of Thursday morning.

Crews were called to Iron Wharf at around 1.30am where they found eight boats in dry dock, three portacabins and a workshop, all destroyed by the blaze.

At its height, six fire engines, a bulk water carrier and a height vehicle were at the scene and crews urged local residents to keep windows and doors closed as smoke spread from the site.

A Kent Police spokesperson said: “Officers attended the scene and assisted fire crews who extinguished the fire.

“The fire is currently being treated as suspicious and a man in his thirties has been arrested on suspicion of arson and remains in custody at this time.

“An area of the wharf will remain closed to ensure public safety and while enquiries are made into the circumstances surrounding the fire.”

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