Fire crews called to Dane Valley undergrowth blaze

Crew at the scene Photo Adrian Handley

Six fire engines and the all-terrain vehicle are currently in attendance at a fire in Dane Valley Woods.

The fire service was called at 3.35pm.

Photo Adrian Handley

(UPDATED) A Kent Fire & Rescue Service spokesperson said: “Kent Fire and Rescue Service has been called to reports of undergrowth alight off Dane Valley Road, in Margate.

“Six fire engines and an all-terrain vehicle are in attendance and crews are using hose reel jets and flexi packs to extinguish the flames.

“Due to smoke coming from the incident, people living and working nearby are asked to close their windows and doors as a precaution.”


  1. This fire clearly had nothing to do with the fact that everything is parched at the moment and will be unless we have several days of steady rain.

    • Typical of ms rees,stating something without proof ,it could be arson ,it could be a dropped cigarette butt,it could be many things,no rain has not helped though,

  2. The fact that everything was very dry is clearly proof that the weather had something to do with the rapid spread of the fire. After all, if there had been rain recently, things would not be so dry, especially if that rain had been heavy and persistent.

  3. I last walked through these woods on Monday 22nd starting at Drapers Mills & coming out at the top of the green next to the railway line headed towards Surestart. I was picking blackberries & to my astonishment through the thick brambles on my left in sort of a clearing, there was either a camper van with awning or a large tent erected. I was quite taken aback as i could’nt work out how in fact it had got in there? I wondered too, if it was somebody that was unfortunate enough to be homeless or simply just camping out?!

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