A photo of bederelict building

Firefighters were called to St George’s Terrace, Herne Bay this afternoon to tackle a fire in a derelict building. 

The building, formerly the St Benedict’s nursing home, is known to be used by squatters, although there wasn’t anyone inside the property and no injuries have been reported. 

Four fire engines attended the scene to deal with the blaze.

The property currently has planning permission approved for a two storey rear and roof extension and change of use to residential but has sat empty since the care home closed.