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Firer wrecks a flat in Tontine Street, Folkestone

A flat in Folkestone town centre was badly damaged by a blaze in the early hours of this morning.

Firefighters were called to the property on the first floor of a four-storey building in Tontine Street at 1.01am.

A crew wearing breathing apparatus put out the fire using used a high-pressure hose reel jet.

They then used a positive pressure ventilation fan to clear smoke and fumes from the property.

Kent Fire and Rescue Service. Stock image
Kent Fire and Rescue Service. Stock image

The flat was 80% affected by heat and smoke with around half the property destroyed by the fire. There are no reports of any injuries and the cause is currently unknown.

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