Chatham house blaze being investigated
The cause of a blaze at a home in Chatham is being
investigated by police who say the fire was started deliberately
Firefighters used breathing
apparatus to enter the house, in Institute Road, shortly after
midnight on Tuesday and spent two hours at the scene making sure
the flames were out.
The crew from Medway fire
station were able to contain the fire to the ground floor of the
property and say about a quarter of it was destroyed by the
No one was in the home when
the fire broke out.
Firefighters say the kitchen
and a room at the back of the property suffered fire damage. The
rest of the house did suffer smoke damage.
A spokesman for Kent Fire and
Rescue Service, said: "We were on the scene for about two hours and
used breathing apparatus to enter the building"
Officers confirmed they are
investigating a case of suspected arson and are appealing for
A spokesman said: "The owners
of the property were not in the house at the time, having
previously moved out.
"There were no injuries
sustained as a result of the fire."
information is asked to call Kent Police on 101 quoting reference
XY/034504/12. Alternatively, if you wish to remain anonymous call
Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
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