Window warning as barn burns
Residents in Hamstreet were told to stay indoors and close their windows after a barn went up in flames late on Saturday afternoon. Fire crews and police were called to the barn in The Street just after 4pm, where a huge plume of smoke had risen from the blaze at the 200 sq metre barn. Fire engines from Ashford, Aldington, New Romney, and Aylesham were called to the scene and stayed through the night. By Sunday morning one crew remained to damp down any hot spots, and they left at 2.30pm.