Six fire engines and the height vehicle were in attendance at a blaze at the former Chilton Tavern pub in Ramsgate last night (October 9).
Fire crews were called in at 9.03pm after residents heard a loud ‘explosion.’ Kent Police were also at the scene.
A Kent Fire & Rescue Service spokesperson said: “Kent Fire and Rescue Service was called to Pegwell Road in Ramsgate to reports of a fire in a derelict pub.
“Six fire engines and height vehicle attended, and crews fought the fire with hose reel jets, main jets and water from hydrants. Kent Police also attended.
“There were no reported injuries and the cause is not yet known.”
Crews did not finish at the scene until 1.02am.
A Kent Police spokesperson said: “Kent Police was called by Kent Fire and Rescue Service at around 9.20pm to a building alight in Pegwell Road, Ramsgate. Officers attended the scene and closed the road while fire crews extinguished the blaze. Enquiries are underway into the cause of the fire.”
Ramsgate firefighters also attended a blaze at the play park next to the fire station in Newington Road last night.
The Chilton Tavern stopped trading several years ago. In 2018 a planning application to convert the site into three homes was refused.