Published: 09:30, 26 March 2016
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.
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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