Firefighters continue to battle massive blaze at Kent coffee factory

Firefighters are still tackling a fire that broke out at a coffee factory in Dartford, Kent.

Footage shows huge flames engulfing the building as smoke billows into the air.

Residents living nearby were forced to evacuate due to the smoke.

''I went to my balcony and could see many people outside of their homes and could see huge flames from the UCC Coffee Factory which is just opposite my block of flats,'' explains the filmer.

''There were around 5 fire engines on the scene at the time and police. The houses opposite the factory were evacuated. Flames were high and very thick black smoke was filling the air.''

''We could hear small explosions inside the factory. We had a knock on our door at around 6:50 am from the police asking us to evacuate. As we left the fire was still going but firemen seemed to have it under control, firemen on a crane trying to extinguish the flames,'' she added.

‘’Crews making progress with Dartford fire, working hard to prevent fire spread in the building and liaising with Kent Police to manage traffic,’’ said Kent Fire and Rescue Service in their latest statement on Twitter.