Huge emergency response as derelict building at former Sevenoaks golf club goes up in flames


A fire at a former golf clubhouse in Halstead has sparked a huge emergency services response.

Kent Fire and Rescue Service was called to reports of a fire at a derelict building on Sevenoaks Road just after 6am on Monday (November 16)

The derelict building is the former clubhouse of Broke Hill Golf Club, which has been closed since 2017.

Crews confirmed four fire engines, a bulk water carrier and the police were all at the scene though no casualties were reported.

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Back in 2019, the owner of the former golf course told the KentLive that the land had seen a spate of vandalism.

The exact cause of the fire has not been confirmed.

Both KentPolice and Kent Fire and Rescue Service were in attendance

A spokesman said: “Kent Fire and Rescue Service was called to reports of a derelict building fire on Sevenoaks Road in Halstead, Sevenoaks, at around 6:16am.

“At the height of the fire, four fire engines and a bulk water carrier was sent to the scene, and crews wearing breathing apparatus used main jets to tackle the blaze.”

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