Three fire engines have been sent to a blaze in Broadstairs High Street today (March 24).
Kent Fire and Rescue Service was called at 10am to reports of a fire at a flat understood to be at, or by, the New China Inn.
Crews wearing breathing apparatus are using hose reel jets to extinguish the flames. Officers from Kent Police were also in attendance to assist with traffic.
UPDATE: The road has been reopened after crews finished at the scene at 11.45am.
Crews used a high pressured fan to clear the first floor property of smoke and gave oxygen to one person who was suffering from suspected smoke inhalation, before passing them into the care of SECAmb.
The cause is not yet known.
Before 10am we saw heavy dark grey smoke Pumping into the sky. When I went into Broadstairs there was less smoke but ravaging flames facing Serene Place coming from the ground level at the rear of the Chinese Restaurant in Charlotte Street. Not sure where the fire was in the High Street.