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Dishwasher sets fire in Penshurst

By Luke May

Firefighters descended on a Penshurst home on Monday after a fire broke out in its kitchen.

Two fire engines were sent to Penshurst Road just after 7pm after a dishwasher caught alight.

Inside, the resident had tried to put out the flames with the help of a neighbour using a dry powder extinguisher.

Fire fighters helped release a man from a car that had become trapped under the trailer of a lorry.

Together the pair left the property, closing the door behind them to stop the fire spreading.

On arrival, firefighters used a hose reel jet to put out the remainder of the fire, using a positive pressure ventilation fan to clear smoke from the house.

The dishwasher and kitchen worktop were destroyed in the blaze.

Crews left the scene at 7.53pm.

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