September 25, 2021, 9:10

    Huge fire breaks out at key National Grid site as staff and nearby residents evacuated

    Huge fire breaks out at key National Grid site as staff and nearby residents evacuated

    Firefighters are tackling a huge blaze which has broken out at the National Grid site in Sellindge, Ashford, prompting the evacuation of staff and nearby residents.

    Images from the scene show plumes of grey smoke billowing up from the IFA interconnector site, with fire engines lined up outside the property.

    A statement from the National Grid Twitter account confirmed emergency services were in attendance.

    “The site has been evacuated and the safety of our staff, emergency teams and local residents is our highest priority,” it read.

    “We will provide a further update in due course.”

    Church Lane, on which the site is located, has been closed in both directions between the A20 Hythe Road and Roman Road in Aldington.

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