Fire crews called to Margate flats after reports of an ‘explosion’

Fire crews were called to Margate this evening (March 30) following reports of an ‘explosion.’

Crews attended at flats in Dane Valley Road at 8.34pm after residents reported hearing a bang and saw smoke inside the building.

Two fire engines attended and crews did a thermal scan of the building and a thorough search, but there were no signs of fire.

Firefighters were satisfied that the building was safe and left the scene at 9pm. There were no reported injuries.

A Kent Police spokesman said: “Kent Police received a call at 8.30pm reporting a loud bang inside a block of flats in Dane Valley Road, Margate.

“Officers attended alongside the Kent Fire and Rescue Service. The block was searched. There was no damage or clear signs of fire. It is not yet clear what caused the noise.”

The ‘bang’ remains unexplained although it has been suggested it was caused by a firework.