Fire in boiler room of Folkestone hotel
Kent Fire and Rescue Service was called to a fire at a hotel in Marine Parade, Folkestone. Due to the fire being located on the 13th floor of the building; eight fire engines were sent to the incident. Emergency services arrived as the hotel was being safely and quickly evacuated by the staff. Crews wearing breathing apparatus entered the building and once inside located the fire in a boiler room. Using a dry powder fire extinguisher the fire was put out. It's believed to have started as a result of an electrical fault. A large ventilation fan was used to clear smoke from the 12th and 13th floors. There were no reported injuries. Kent Police assisted managing traffic in the area during the incident. Duty of care was handed back to the hotel manager.