Emergency crews at scene of Newington Sure Start children’s centre fire

Crews at the scene early this morning Photo Alex Webb

Update at 10:25am

Firefighting operations at a Sure Start Centre in Princess Margaret Avenue, Ramsgate, are now complete. There are no reported injuries and the cause is not yet known. 

Four fire engines, police and electrical and gas engineers are at the scene of a blaze at the Newington Sure Start Centre.

Fire crews were called at 4.34am today (February 5) to the fire at the centre on Princess Margaret Avenue.

On arrival crews were faced with a large quantity of smoke and flames at the rear of the building. Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus used main hose jets to bring the fire under control.

Photo Alex Webb

 Parents of children that attend the Sure Start children’s centre are advised that it will not be opening today and should make contact with the centre for further information.

Newington Community primary school which is on the same site is unaffected and will be opening as usual, use the Mansto Road entrance.