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BREAKING: Child injured in house blaze near Maidstone

Monday 24th February 2020

FIREFIGHTERS tackled a house fire in Mereworth over the weekend.

Kent Fire and Rescue Service was called to the blaze in The Street which broke out just after midnight on Sunday, February 23 .

Four fire engines, a height vehicle and KFRS' Volunteer Response Team attended. Crews wearing breathing apparatus used two main jets, two hose reel jets and water from a hydrant to tackle the blaze on the first floor, which had spread into the roof space.

One adult suffering burns, and two adults and a child suffering the effects of smoke inhalation, were outside the house on arrival and were handed into the care of SECAmb paramedics.

Firefighters managed to rescue two cats from the property. The fire is believed to have started in a bedroom on the first floor, but the cause is not yet known.