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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

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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