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An elderly woman was rushed to hospital suffering from smoke inhalation - after microwaving cutlery.
The metal knives and forks were being stored in the microwave, which accidentally switched on - causing the handles to burn and filling the house with fumes.
The woman turned off the microwave, but inhaled the strong smoke that was billowing from the appliance.
Fire crews were called to the woman's house in Sturry Hill, Canterbury just before 8pm yesterday.
They arrived within seven minutes and gave the woman first aid, including oxygen.
An ambulance was also sent to the house, and the woman was taken to hospital.
Kent Fire and Rescue Service has since issued a warning to remind people to take care in the kitchen.
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