Fire severely damages thatched roof at tea kiosk

The damage caused to the roof of the tea kiosk. Picture: Neil Baker

Firefighters were called to deal with a thatched roof on fire last night.

They went to the tea kiosk in Tower Hill, Whitstable, at 10.30pm after receiving a report about the blaze.

Crews wearing breathing apparatus tackled the blaze using hose reel jets and a main jet.

Flames had severely damaged the building and firefighters had to cut away a large section of the roof away.

There were no reported injuries. The cause of the fire is not yet known.

Crews left the scene just before 2am.

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