Firecrews tackling roof fire in Langton Green
UPDATE 10:30am The incident was reduced to three fire engines just before 7pm last night (Wednesday). By 7.50pm crews were making steady progress, cutting away, checking for hot spots and damping down. One fire engine remained at the scene overnight, keeping a watching brief and crews left the scene at 8.30am this morning (Thursday).
At its height six fires engines were at the scene, with about 30 firefighters tackling the blaze. Four breathing apparatus teams were involved and crews used three jets, two hose reels and compressed air foam to tackle the fire in the house, which had three floors and a basement.
The fire destroyed the roof and second floor. The first floor was 20 per cent damaged by fire and the ground floor was damaged by water. The cause of the fire is being investigated.
Firefighters are tackling a large roof fire of a cottage on Speldhurst Road. Five fire engines from Kent and one from East Sussex are in attendance at the three storey property with historic importance. Crews are using two main jets, two hose reel jets, the compressed air foam system, breathing apparatus and a height vehicle to tackle the fire which has engulfed the entire roof. Kent Police are controlling traffic around the incident.
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