Firefighters were called to deal with a blaze on a Dartford industrial estate this morning after a pile of pallets suspiciously caught alight.

Three fire engines were sent to Riverside Industrial Estate shortly before 6am to tackle the fire with the entire incident being contained in half an hour.

Police are treating the incident as suspicious as officers also attended the scene this morning.

A spokesman for Kent Police said: "Kent Police was notified of a fire at the Riverside Industrial Estate in Dartford at 6.15am on Monday, December 31.

"At present no injuries have bene reported and the fire was dealt with by crews from Kent Fire and Rescue Service.  

"The cause of the fire is believed to be suspicious and officers are currently at the scene conducting enquiries."