Huge fire rips through historic dockyard where blockbuster movies filmed as smoke billows into sky

A HUGE fire has destroyed a historic shipyard used to film blockbuster films – sending smoke billowing into the sky.

Eight fire engines are battling the fire at Chatham Docks in Kent after it broke out just after midnight.

A fire has broken out at Chatham Docks


A fire has broken out at Chatham Docks

The crew is fighting the fire with breathing apparatus, high-pressure hoses and a high-altitude vehicle.

Because of the smoke, residents were asked to keep windows and doors closed.

Medway Borough Council said: “Due to a major fire at Chatham Docks, you are advised not to travel to the area this morning. We will keep you updated.”

Last year an inferno destroyed the nearby Chatham Freight Warehouse – ten locomotives and 50 firefighters were on duty.

Edmuns DeMars

Edmund DeMarche is a USTimesPost U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. Edmund DeMarche joined USTimesPost in 2023 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing

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