Residents ‘evacuated’ after 12 fire engines tackle blaze at Kent pub

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Photographs on social media show the roof and top floor of the Dirty Habit pub alight, with the extension arm of a height vehicle extended towards the upper windows.

Kent Fire & Rescue Service, who have been joined at the scene by officers from Kent Police, announced that a fire had broken out last night.

In a post on social media, Kent Fire & Rescue also revealed that “nearby residents have been evacuated”.

The brigade said: “We have 12 fire engines and a height vehicle at the scene of a fire at The Dirty Habit pub in Hollingbourne near Maidstone.

“Nearby residents have been evacuated.”

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