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Emergency services called to flat fire in Military Road, Hythe

Emergency services descended on the scene of a flat fire in Hythe last night.

Fire engines and ambulance services attended the incident on Military road.

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Fire stock image (25479141)

Eyewitnesses reported a "heavy blue light presence" in the area.

The fire, which started around 20.50pm, is believed to have started accidentally in a microwave.

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

Crews battled the fire for just over an hour before using a high pressured fan to clear the property of smoke.

One person was given first aid at the scene for smoke inhalation.

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