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Fire crews called to Grade II listed property on Hornash Lane, Shadoxhurst near Ashford

By Sam Williams

A wood burner is believed to have started a fire at a Grade II listed house this morning.

Fire crews were called to the home in Shadoxhurst, near Ashford just before 10am.

It is thought the blaze started when heat from a wood burner set fire to some dust sheets that were close by.

Two fire engines were sent to the house
Two fire engines were sent to the house

Two fire engines attended the property, in Hornash Lane, and used a hose reel jet to put the fire out.

Crews left the scene at 10.36pm and no injuries were reported.

A spokesman for Kent Fire and Rescue said: "Kent Fire and Rescue Service was called to a fire on the ground floor of a Grade II listed property on Hornash Lane, Shadoxhurst near Ashford.

Two fire engines attended and crews wearing breathing apparatus used a hose reel jet to put the fire out.

"The fire is believed to have started as a result of radiated heat from a wood burner setting nearby dust sheets alight.

"Smoke detectors in the property raised the alarm, and there were no reported casualties.

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