Discarded cigarette butt sets hedge and trees alight in Broadstairs

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Fire crews were called out at midnight to a report of a hedge and trees alight in Westwood Road, Broadstairs.

The fire, which is believed to have been caused by a discarded cigarette, spread to some timber fence panels in the stretch of road leading to the St George’s school roundabout.

Crews used a hose reel to extinguish the fire and a thermal imaging camera to check it was fully out.