Police are investigating the cause of a fire that tore through The Holly Tree pub in Margate

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Police are investigating the cause of a fire that ripped through a Margate pub yesterday (April 16)

Fire crews were called to The Holly Tree in Northdown Road at 8.40am and spent several hours fighting the blaze which is believed to have started in the roof.

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Some 20 firefighters and six engines, including the specialist height vehicle, were used to tackle the blaze which was finally brought under control at 12.55pm. Three engines and crew remained on site to damp down fire hotspots.

The property was so badly damaged that DDS Demolition were on site in the early evening to take down some of the parts of the structure which had become dangerous.
Road closures were put in place on several junctions and remained in place until 9.25pm while the incident was dealt with.

A Kent Police spokesman said: “An investigation into the cause of the fire is ongoing.”