Fire crews were called to Ramsgate’s Salvation Army hall in the early hours of this morning (October 28) due to a fire in the porch.
Three fire engines attended at 00.51am and crews wearing breathing apparatus used a hose reel jet and water from a hydrant to extinguish the blaze, preventing the fire from spreading to the rest of the hall.
There were no reported casualties.
A spokesman for the Thanet Winter Shelter scheme, which the Salvation Army is part of, said: “The venue is ok to use. There was no damage to the main building and the fire was actually outside.”
The cause is not known. Witnesses say three men were spotted running from the scene.
A Kent Police spokesperson said: “Kent Police was called at 1.17am to a report of a fire contained within the porch of a building in Ramsgate High Street.
“Officers attended the scene and enquiries are ongoing to establish the cause of the fire.”