Two cats have been rescued from a smoke-filled Rochester flat after a fire in an outbuilding spread to the home above.
Fire crews from Medway were called to Neville Road at just before 10pm yesterday after reports of a fire in the back garden.
But, on arrival, they found a storage shed was alight and had spread to the flat above.
Firefighters rescued two cats from a blaze
The male owner was able to escape, but told crews his cats were still inside.
Crew manager Jody Morgan said: "We used breathing apparatus to go back in and, fortunately, found them very quickly cowering in a corner. They were scared, but relieved to see us."
He praised crews for putting the fire out in less than half-an-hour.
The shed was destroyed and some smoke damage was caused to the kitchen and bathroom of the flat.