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Traffic update as emergency services attempt to put out fire in Maidstone

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Original article from Kent Live

Several roads have been closed and traffic warnings have been issued after a large fire broke out at a nightclub and restaurant in Maidstone.

The blaze broke out in the early hours of this morning (July 14), and emergency services were called just after 2:30am.

Fifteen fire engines, alongside support crews were dispatched to the scene, and have been battling the fire since then.

Read more: LIVE: Large fire in club in centre of Maidstone

Much of Week Street remains closed due to the fire.

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The road outside County Hall, and at the junction with St Faith's street are also closed as a result of the fire.

Access to the station car park adjacent to Cantium House is still possible, via Staceys Street.

Police and fire services are still in attendance.

The latest update indicates the fire has been brought under some degree of control, with the initial fifteen fire engines being reduced to twelve, and as of 9.30am, eight fire engines remain on the scene.

Traffic elsewhere in the area has seen delays on the A229 southbound, with slow traffic moving towards Maidstone town centre.

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