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Whitstable: Fire at bungalow near to Tesco supermarket

Firefighters are battling a huge blaze which has engulfed a bungalow in Whitstable.

Four fire crews and ambulances are at the scene in South Street, near to the Tesco superstore.

An elderly woman has been treated by paramedics after breathing in smoke following the fire. 

VIDEO: The fire engulfed a bungalow

Crews wearing breathing apparatus used two main jets, a hose reel and water from a hydrant to tackle the fire at the back of the home.

Ambulance crews are at the scene but everyone has now been accounted for and nobody has been hurt.

The cause of the fire is not yet known. 

Kent Highways say that South Street is blocked near to the junction of Milstrood Road.

Picture: Emily Turner.
Picture: Emily Turner.

Mike Blundy, of South Street, said: "My wife and I were sitting in our garden when suddenly the sky was filled with black smoke.

"The people next door were asked to leave immediately as the flames were spreading to the dividing fence."

Picture: Emily Turner.
Picture: Emily Turner.
Picture: Mike Blundy
Picture: Mike Blundy

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