BREAKING: Huge fire breaks out in Kent near army base

Huge cloud of smoke were seen billowing across Lydd around 5.20pm this afternoon. 

Emergency services have since descended on the scene, with an army firing range reportedly affected. 

A Kent Fire and Rescue spokesman told Daily Star Online: “Kent Fire and Rescue Service is at the scene of a large undergrowth fire on the Lydd Ranges near Galloways Road and Jury’s Gap Road. 

“Seven fire engines have been sent to the scene. Firefighters are working hard to limit the spread of the fire which is around 5 hectares – about the size of five football pitches. 

“The blaze is creating a large amount of smoke which is drifting towards Camber but heading out to sea. The cause of the fire isn’t known at this stage.”

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