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Ashford resident calls Kent Fire and Rescue service to Brookfield Road mistaking red sky for big blaze

10 July 2014
by Vicky Castle

Firefighters were left scratching their heads when a caller dialled 999 for a huge blaze lighting up the sky.

But instead of finding an inferno they saw... a beautiful red sunset.

Two pumps were sent to the false alarm on Brookfield Road in Ashford last night, but soon discovered the caller had made a mistake. 

A sunset in Ashford last night sparked a 999 call. Picture Matthew Pryde

A sunset in Ashford last night sparked a 999 call. Picture: Matthew Pryde

A spokesman for the fire service said: "It was a very red sky last night and the caller thought it was a fire. 

"We took a look around the area, spoke to the caller and resolved it had been a false alarm."

A 999 caller was left red-faced when a 'blaze' turned out to be a sunset. Picture Vicky Sheehan

A 999 caller was left red-faced when a 'blaze' turned out to be a sunset. Picture: Vicky Sheehan

Did you see the sunset? Send us your pictures to multimediadesk@thekmgroup.co.uk - titling it #bestpic. If we use it, it could be in line for a £100 prize. 


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