Five fire engines attend ‘suspicious’ vehicle blaze at Nelson Park Riding Centre


A vehicle fire in the early hours of this morning (November 15)  at Nelson Park Riding Centre in Woodchurch is believed to have been started deliberately.

Kent Fire and Rescue Service was called to reports of a vehicle alight at a riding centre in St Margarets Road, at 2.55am.

Five fire engines attended and crews wearing breathing apparatus used compressed air foam to extinguish the flames, which had spread to a number of trailers and trees.

No injuries were reported.

A KFRS spokesperson said: “Members of KFRS’ Volunteer Response Team were on-hand to offer welfare and advice to anyone affected.

“The cause of the fire is believed to be suspicious.”

Crews finished at the scene at 7.52am


  1. Good to hear no one was hurt this is another suspicious car fire, Im also pleased that as no mention of the stables or horses no harm came to any of them, one day one of these suspicious / arson is going to end up with something seriously happening to someone’s life its come close to this in margate when a car arsonist caught the fencing, garden furniture etc and window frames ablaze, no one hurt but thousands of pounds of damage done,

  2. how sickening , another one to the list of fires in thanet , and theres never a successful prosecution , this idiot needs to be found and dealt with properly.

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