A massive fire that raged through a coffee factory this morning in Dartford is now under control and it is understood that no employees have been hurt.
Dramatic footage from stunned local residents, including this video by Charlotte Farrugia, was posted on social media as firefighter raced to United Coffee, on the Riverside Industrial Estate, Central Road just before 6am this morning (Thursday October 11).
— Charlotte Farrugia (@ChafLovesCheese) October 11, 2018
Those living and working by the 40 square metre factory were evacuated, but have since returned home. Roads were closed off but Kent Fire and Rescue are still telling people to close windows and doors due to smoke in the area.
Ten crews were called to the ground floor of warehouse buildings, which is said to be one of Europe’s largest coffee factories.
The alarm was raised by one of the employees. A drone was deployed to support crews, who also used a height vehicle and main jets to tackle the inferno.