Road in need of repair after van fire

Part of a road will need to be resurfaced after a van caught fire yesterday morning. Firefighters were called reports of a pick up truck ablaze close a cul-de-sac in Alamein Gardens, Stone at 3am.

The incident is being treated as suspicious by the police. (21174263)

Two fire engines attended and crews used a hose reel jet to put the fire out. The incident took around 20 minutes to clear and caused damage to the road surfacing.

There were no reported injuries.

A member of Kent Fire and Rescue Service said they were alerted to the incident by a neighbour and were “treating the incident as suspicious”. Stone ward Cllr Kelly Grehan (Lab) has asked Kent County Council to repair the road as soon as possible.

A cone and tape has been put in place by the Highwasy team around the affected area this morning.(21174265)

“Im really sorry residents have had to endure this as it was clearly a horrible experience,” she said. A member of the highways team attended the site this morning to put cones and tape around the affected area.

The owner of the vehicle, who has been in hospital in what is believed to be an unrelated incident, has advised he would organise removal today with his insurance company.

Once it has been removed the authority says it will be able to inspect the damage to the carriageway and footway and raise works as required. Police have said enquiries into the incident remain ongoing. Witnesses or anyone with information that could assist should call 01474 366149.

Alternatively, you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously by calling 0800 555 111 or using the anonymous online form at

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