Firefighters have tackled a huge grass fire in Dartford Heath.  

The fire broke out just before 9.45pm yesterday (August 3).  

Seven fire engines and multi-terrain vehicles tackled the blaze. 

The affected area is in the middle of the heath and measures around 100 metres long.  

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A picture from the scene shows bright orange flames billowing into the air. 

No injuries were reported following the incident.  

Hose reel jets, beaters and flexi-packs were used to extinguish the fire.  

The blaze was under control by 12.15am. 

The cause of the fire is unknown.  

A spokesperson for Kent Fire and Rescue Service said: “We are currently attending a fire in the middle of Dartford Heath.

“Six fire engines and a number of support vehicles have been sent to the scene to tackle the blaze.

“The area affected is in the middle of the heath and measures around 100 metres x 100 metres.  

“Firefighters are working hard to contain the fire.” 

A further statement from Kent Fire and Rescue Service said: “We were called to reports of a grass fire on Dartford Heath, off Heath Lane.  

“Seven fire engines attended, as well as multi-terrain vehicles, and crews extinguished the fire using hose reel jets, beaters and flexi-packs.  

“No injuries were reported, and the cause is not known.” 

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