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Pair taken to hospital after fallen electricty cable sparks shed fire in Folkestone

11 January 2013
by Danny Boyle

This fallen electricity cable sparked a shed fire in Shorncliffe Road, Folkestone

This fallen electricity cable sparked a shed fire in Folkestone. Picture: Kent_999s on Twitter

Two people have been taken to hospital after a fallen electricity cable started a fire in Folkestone.

A shed in Shorncliffe Road caught ablaze when the wire snapped last night.

Around 15 firefighters were called to the scene at about 6.10pm and spent almost three hours tackling the blaze.

A man and woman, believed to be in their 50s, needed treatment after breathing in smoke.

Fire crews at the scene of the electricity cable fire in Shorncliffe Road, Folkestone

Crews at the scene of the electricity cable fire. Picture: Kent_999s on Twitter

The pair were taken to hospital by South East Coast Ambulance Service.

Firefighters worked with electricity engineers from UK Power Networks to make the area safe.

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