Kent Fire and Rescue Service was called to Canterbury Road, Selstead to reports of a man suffering burns following a fire in a tent. The man, in his late 30's is thought to have suffered burns to his head, chest, back, arms and face. The fire is believed to have been caused by a leaking calor gas bottle inside the tent, which ignited when the man lit a cigarette. He was taken to hospital by ambulance crews.
The fire which was extinguished prior to KFRS's arrival also destroyed the tent.