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Firefighters rescue a man and a woman from house fire in Cliffe

By KentOnline reporter

Two people were rescued by firefighters after a blaze in a house in Cliffe last night.

Fire crews were sent to Reed Street at 11.35pm yesterday and led a man and a woman to safety.

A fire had broken out in an upstairs bedroom and the occupants had tried to put it out themselves.

Firefighters were called to the scene. Stock image

A Kent Fire and Rescue Service spokesman said: "Crews entered the property wearing breathing apparatus and led a woman to safety from the bedroom.

"She had been attempting to extinguish the fire with buckets of water.

"Crews also rescued a man from the room. Both were give oxygen therapy but were not taken to hospital."

The fire was contained to the bedroom and firefighters used a powerful fan to ventilate the house.

The spokesman added that the fire was believed to have been caused by smoking materials.

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