Northfleet fire: Thick plumes of smoke billow into sky as firefighters battle huge blaze in Kent

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Huge plumes of black smoke billowed into the sky as a major fire erupted at a disused sports club.

Dramatic video has emerged showing the thick black smoke pouring from the building in Northfleet, Kent, after the blaze broke out on Wednesday evening.

Some 35 firefighters descended on the scene as people nearby were warned to keep their windows and doors closed, as the smoke visible for miles around.

The inferno broke out at Fleet Leisure and Sports Club, which is located near a number of houses, at about 6.30pm.

It is not currently known whether anybody has been injured.

A spokesman for Kent Fire and Rescue said: “KFRS crews are attending a fire in a derelict building in Nelson Road, Northfleet.

“Residents are advised to keep doors and windows closed as there is a large plume of smoke.”


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