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Fire service and police called to house blaze in Broom Hill Road, Strood

A road was closed after a fire broke out at a house this morning.

Crews were called at 9.13am to the fire in Broom Hill Road, Strood and firefighters were still tackling the blaze this lunchtime.

Firefighters and police were called to a house fire in Strood

Four fire engines and the fire service height vehicle were sent.

Damage is visible to the roof of the semi-detached property and a host of emergency services are in the street.

Police cordoned off the road while fire crews tackled the fire.

Firefighters and police at the scene of the fire in Broom Hill Road, Strood. Pictures: Brad Harper
Firefighters and police at the scene of the fire in Broom Hill Road, Strood. Pictures: Brad Harper
Firefighters and police at the scene of the fire in Broom Hill Road, Strood. Pictures: Brad Harper
Firefighters and police at the scene of the fire in Broom Hill Road, Strood. Pictures: Brad Harper

A police spokesman and the fire service said no injuries had been reported.

Lisa Tolladay, who lives near the house, said: "It was just after 9am and we heard shouting at the back of our house and saw the fire engine and the smoke coming out of the roof.

"We saw about four fire engines and they were using the ladder after they arrived.

"We didn't see any ambulance turn up, just the fire crews and police who closed off the road."

Police spokesman Vicki Foster said: "Kent Police was called to assist Kent Fire and Rescue Service with road closures near a house fire in Broom Hill Road, Rochester.

"Officers are at the scene along with fire crews. No injuries have been reported."

A fire service spokesman confirmed the cause of the fire is not yet known.

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