Fire in a property extension in Rainham
Kent Fire and Rescue Service was called to reports of a wooden extension on the side of a house alight, in Ploughmans Way, Rainham. Four fire engines attended and crews wearing breathing apparatus used hose reel jets and water from a hydrant to put the fire out.
There were no reported casualties, and the fire is believed to have started accidentally, as a result of an occupant charring wood nearby.
Following this incident, firefighters are urging residents to keep controlled burning of any kind, whether it's a bonfire, fire pit or barbecue, well away from fences, greenery and property. It's also advisable to avoid having controlled fires in windy conditions, as this can cause it to spread rapidly.
Location of incident
Ploughmans Way, Rainham, Kent ME8