Firefighters have tackled a fire at a field of crops in Dartford.  

Two fire engines attended the blaze in Shirehall Road shortly before 12.30pm today. 

Hose reel jets were used by the brigade to extinguish the fire.  

No casualties were reported.  

The cause of the fire is believed to be accidental. 

The fire was under control just after 1.15pm.  

A spokesperson for Kent Fire and Rescue Service said: “We were called to reports of a field of crops alight on Shirehall Road in Dartford.  

“Two fire engines were sent to the scene, and crews arrived at around one hectare of standing corn alight.  

“Firefighters used hose reel jets to extinguish the blaze.  

“No casualties were reported, and the cause is believed to be accidental.” 

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