The fire inside an industrial unit in Enterprise Way, Westwood, Margate, is now fully extinguished after 25 days of firefighting.
Today (10 October) the emergency phase of the incident led by Kent Fire and Rescue Service will come to a close and firefighting operations will cease, ahead of schedule. The duty of care will then be handed to the landowner, and Thanet District Council will be the facilitators to the recovery process.
The fire service now deems the site safe in terms of the fire being fully out, and therefore will no longer have a presence there. Public Health England’s advice to close windows and doors has now been lifted, as smoke is no longer coming from the site.
KFRS Area Manager Chris Else said: “On behalf of all the agencies involved throughout this incident, we would like to thank everyone living and working near the site for their cooperation over the past three weeks.
“The fire caused great inconvenience to some and we would like to thank you for your support while firefighters worked to make the area safe.”
Image courtesy of Kent FRS