Police investigate suspected arson at Margate’s Invicta House

Crews at the scene of one of the fires Photo Samuel Eales

Police investigating a suspected arson after firefighters were called to yet another rubbish chute blaze at Invicta House in Margate last night (March 28) say it has now been deemed ‘non-suspicious.’

Four fire engines and a height vehicle attended the scene at 11.27pm.

A Kent Fire and Rescue spokesman said: “We were called at 11:27pm to some rubbish alight in a bin store in Millmead Road, Margate. Crews used a hose reel jet to extinguish the fire and a high pressure fan to clear smoke that had gone up the rubbish chute and into part of the building.

Photo Samuel Eales

“The stop time for this incident was 11:47pm and there were no reported injuries.”

A Kent Police spokesman said: “Kent Police was called to a report of a bin on fire in Millmead Road, Margate, at 11.40pm on Wednesday 28 March.

“Officers attended where no injuries were reported. The fire is no longer being treated as suspicious.”