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Around 45 firefighters called to cottage fire in Church Lane, Ripple

By Amy Nickalls

Emergency services are at the scene of a cottage fire.

Around 45 firefighters, eight fire engines and a water carrier were sent to Church Lane in Ripple, near Deal, at 8.21am.

Police are assisting the fire service and working to establish the cause of the blaze.

The fire was contained to the ground floor at the cottage in Church Lane, Ripple (6412687)
The fire was contained to the ground floor at the cottage in Church Lane, Ripple (6412687)

All people in the home have been accounted for and there are no reported injuries.

Crews entered wearing breathing apparatus and put the fire out which was in the basement.

Firefighters are urging anyone with a thatched cottage is encouraged to visit Kent Fire and Rescue Service's website to find out how to protect their homes.

Church Lane is a narrow single track road. A van parked near to the church made access difficult for the appliances to access the property. It prompted a reminder to motorists to park considerately, ensuring that an emergency vehicle could pass if needed.

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