Original article from Kent Live
A large fire in Maidstone town centre has prompted a huge emergency response, with twelve fire engines still tackling the blaze.
The fire has been raging since the early hours of this morning (July 14), when Kent Fire and Rescue Service were called to the scene on Week Street at 2.36am.
Fifteen fire engines were dispatched to tackle the incident, alongside a height vehicle and a command support unit.
As of 8.10am, twelve of those fifteen fire engines are still on the scene, alongside a technical rescue team.
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Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus continue to tackle the blaze.
There are no reported casualties, and a fire investigation will be carried out to establish the cause.
People who live and work in the local area are advised to keep their windows and doors closed, due to large amounts of smoke coming from the fire.
Members of the public are also asked to avoid the area while crews and other agencies work at the scene.
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