Crews called to Invicta House fire

Fire crews at the scene Photo Gary Taylor

Firefighters were called to the scene of a flat blaze in Margate’s Invicta House tonight (June 13).

Crews were called  at 7pm to the fire  in a first floor flat at the Millmead Road block.

Four engines were in attendance.

In April the towerblock was targeted three times in one week by an arsonist. A man was later arrested but released pending further investigation.

A Kent Fire and Rescue Service spokesman said: “Fire crews fought the fire externally through a window and were quickly able to bring it under control before going into the flat wearing breathing apparatus. They used a positive pressure ventilation fan to blow smoke out of the property.

“There were no reports of any injuries and the cause of the fire is not known at this stage.”

Crews finished at the scene just after 8pm.


  1. A law needs to be put in place where flats should be fitted with a sprinkler system even if it’s only fitted to stair ways and all new builds to be fitted with a sprinkler system inc houses .

    • The Tory’s voted against a bill to make all rented accomdation fit for human habitation. Even after Glenfeild Tower they won’t fit sprinklers

  2. Exactly a year ago over this night the Grenfell Tower blaze ripped apart a community because of poor fire safety in those flats and no sprinklers for the highest floors to save money. The Local Authority has to pay for that and lessons must be learned. I hope all Councils have now put in place new regulations and a programme of updating all their own tower blocks and Government making sure private owned blocks are not forgotten too. It is outrageous to think that it was never deemed necessary for sprinklers before. This cannot be allowed to happen again anywhere in the UK.

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