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Teenager arrested after fire in Bramble Walk, Tunbridge Wells

By Jess Sharp

A teenager has been arrested after a fire broke out at a bungalow.

The blaze in Tunbridge Wells forced residents from neighbouring homes in Bramble Walk to be evacuated yesterday evening.

Crews wearing specialist breathing gear were brought in to fight the flames at around 4.25pm.

The fire broke out last night. Credit: Becky Lavender (12565192)
The fire broke out last night. Credit: Becky Lavender (12565192)

It is understood that the fire was started when a wheelie bin was set alight.

Police have arrested an 18-year-old man from Sidcup, London area, in connection with the incident.

He remains in custody.

The fire broke out last night. Credit: Becky Lavender (12565195)
The fire broke out last night. Credit: Becky Lavender (12565195)

There were no injuries reported but nearby properties were evacuated as a precaution due to a gas leak.

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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