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Five taken to hospital after fire in Central Parade, Herne Bay

By KentOnline reporter

Five people have been taken to hospital after a blaze broke out in a four-storey block of flats.

Fire crews were called to Central Parade in Herne Bay just after 3am today.

Four people there were thought to be suffering from the effects of breathing in smoke, while one was treated for minor burns to their hands.

Firefighters in action. Stock image: Kent Fire and Rescue Service
Firefighters in action. Stock image: Kent Fire and Rescue Service

Firefighters were called after smoke and fumes left one person trapped in their property.

Crews wearing breathing apparatus led people to safety, before tackling the blaze using a high-pressure hose reel jet.

The fire was out by 5.17am, and the cause is not known.

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