Penshurst dishwasher fire
Kent Fire and Rescue Service responded to a 999 call in Penshurst Road, Penshurst just after 7pm.
Two fire engines were sent and discovered that working smoke alarms had sounded, alerting the resident that his dishwasher was alight. He attempted to extinguish the fire along with a neighbour, using a dry powder extinguisher and then did exactly the right thing in leaving the property and closing the door on the fire.
Firefighters used a hose reel jet to put the fire out and a positive pressure ventilation fan to clear smoke from the house. The fire destroyed the dishwasher and kitchen worktop, the remainder of the room had smoke damage.
Fire crews also fitted two smoke alarms before leaving the property just before 8pm.
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