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Gravesend tyre yard fire: Man arrested
A MAN has been arrested following the huge fire at a tyre yard in Gravesend yesterday.
More than 70 firefighters battled the blaze which broke out close to gas cylinders in Canal Road at 11.35am.
A 22-year-old man from Gravesend was arrested on suspicion of arson and been bailed until September 30 while investigations into the circumstances of the fire continue.
Local residents were advised to keep windows and doors shut as a precaution due to the amount of smoke which can be seen for around 40 miles.
Surrounding roads were closed for several hours while crews brought the blaze under contol.
Crews were scaled down to eight fire engines at about 4.45pm and firefighters remained at the scene overnight.
Video of the blaze by xLeak9
The view from the sky over Gravesend. Twitter pic by @MPSinthesky
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