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Neighbours evacuated after house fire in Morris Close, Boughton Monchelsea near Maidstone


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Neighbouring homes had to be evacuated and a person was treated by paramedics after a house caught fire in Boughton Monchelsea.

Firefighters were called to Morris Close just before 8.20am yesterday.

A fire has ripped through a home in Morris Close, Boughton Monchelsea
A fire has ripped through a home in Morris Close, Boughton Monchelsea

The house next door was evacuated as a precaution while crews worked at the scene.

Five fire engines attended and crews wearing breathing apparatus used hose reel jets to extinguish the flames, before ventilating the property with a high pressured fan.

One casualty with suspected smoke inhalation was passed into the care of South East Coast Ambulance Service paramedics.

Kent Police also attended and confirmed investigations into the cause continue.

The fire service's Volunteer Response Team was also on-hand to provide support to affected residents.

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