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Fire in Bramble Walk, Tunbridge Wells

By Geoffrey Bew

A fire at a bungalow in Tunbridge Wells led to residents from neighbouring homes being evacuated.

Crews wearing specialist breathing gear were brought in to tackle the blaze, which broke out in Bramble Walk at around 4.25pm.

A fire service spokesman said: "There are no reports of any injuries, although neighbouring properties were evacuated as a precaution due to a gas leak.

Fire crews and gas engineers at the scene of a gas leak. Stock image
Fire crews and gas engineers at the scene of a gas leak. Stock image

"The leak was dealt with by gas engineers and residents were allowed to return to their properties shortly afterwards.

"The cause of the fire has not yet been established."

Four fire engines attended and crews remained at the scene until just before 8pm.

Police, a gas safety engineer and officials from the British Red Cross, were also present.

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