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Firefighters tackle shed fire in York Road, Deal

By Eleanor Perkins

A shed fire in Deal has destroyed an entire garden and damaged the fascia of a house.

Two engines were called to the incident in York Road at around 4pm.

They arrived within minutes to find the contents of the garden well alight including the decking, which measured about five metres by five metres.

Fire crews at the scene of the shed fire in York Road. Picture Tony Wickenden

Fire crews at the scene of the shed fire in York Road. Picture: Tony Wickenden

Billowing smoke could be seen from seafront in Walmer Picture Tony Wickenden

Billowing smoke could be seen from seafront in Walmer Picture: Tony Wickenden

A fire service spokesman said: “Using breathing apparatus and hose reel jets, the firefighters extinguished the fire, however the contents of the garden were completely destroyed by the fire. 

“The fascia of the house was also damaged by the heat of the fire.”

There were no reported injuries and the cause isn’t yet known.

Firefighters attended the scene within five minutes of the call at 4.03pm Picture Tony Wickenden

Firefighters attended the scene within five minutes of the call at 4.03pm Picture: Tony Wickenden

No official warning was issued but residents were advised to shut their windows to help preserve their property and belongings.

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