Grange Travel Depot Suffers Devastating Fire

By Ivan PetrenkoMay 23, 2024 04:30 AMNews
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Possible arson investigated. Source: unsplash

A severe fire broke out at Grange Travel’s depot in Gravesend, causing extensive damage and the loss of several vehicles. The incident, which occurred in the early hours of Thursday morning, is currently under investigation, with arson among the possible causes being explored.

Three public service vehicles (PSVs) and several cars parked at the depot were destroyed in the blaze. Ruth Honey, the Commercial Director of Grange Travel, expressed her relief that no one was injured. She emphasized the involvement of the police, who have been providing substantial support since the incident.

In a statement on social media, Ruth Honey clarified that early reports suggesting the fire was accidental were inaccurate. She also refuted claims that the staff attempted to extinguish the fire themselves. The local newspapers had published misinformation, and Ruth sought to correct these errors publicly.

The police in Kent are actively investigating the fire, and while they have been commendable in their efforts, specific details cannot be disclosed at this time due to the ongoing nature of the investigation. Ruth reassured the public that any findings would be shared once the truth is established.

Despite the disruption caused by the fire, Grange Travel managed to continue its services without any interruptions on Thursday. The company is working diligently to overcome the setback and ensure the safety and reliability of its operations moving forward.

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