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House fire spreads in Monarch Drive, Kemsley

By Ellis Stephenson

Dramatic pictures have emerged of a house fire, which is thought to have started in a garage.

Firefighters were called to Monarch Drive, Kemsley, at about 2.20pm this afternoon when it broke out

They used breathing apparatus while controlling the blaze and cleared smoke using a fan.

The fire in Monarch Drive, Kemsley. Picture: Sabina Kazancevova
The fire in Monarch Drive, Kemsley. Picture: Sabina Kazancevova

Crews from Sheerness Fire Station tackled the fire in the garage, where it had started.

They then started moving up where it had spread to the first and second floor.

No injuries were reported and it is not yet clear what caused it.

Crews had left by about 3.50pm.

The damage from the fire in Monarch Drive, Kemsley. Picture: Sabina Kazancevova
The damage from the fire in Monarch Drive, Kemsley. Picture: Sabina Kazancevova

Kent Fire and Rescue Service crew manager, Andy Friday, said: "There's damage from the garage up to the second and third floor.

"The cause of fire is under investigation.

The damage from the fire in Monarch Drive, Kemsley. Picture: Sabina Kazancevova
The damage from the fire in Monarch Drive, Kemsley. Picture: Sabina Kazancevova

"The location was easy to find from the massive plume of smoke, we could see it from the bridge.

"Residents were looked after by neighbours."

A Sheerness Fire Station spokesman said the occupants were not in the house when firefighters arrived.

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