Kent Fire and Rescue Service is at the scene of a house fire in Barnfield, Herne Bay. Firefighters have been working hard to contain the fire. All occupants have been accounted for. Firefighters rescued a pet dog from the property. There no reported injuries.
The fire is believed to have started in a bedroom on the first floor of the property, at the rear. The fire then spread to the roof space which then spread to the adjoining property. The first property suffered extensive fire, smoke and water damage, the second property also suffered fire, smoke and water damage.
Two neighbouring properties suffered smoke damage. Kent Fire and Rescue Service Volunteer Response Team and the Red Cross Volunteers were called to the incident to offer welfare and emotional support to the occupants of the properties.
Kent Police has issued the following appeal for information: https://www.kent.police.uk/news/appeals-(witnesses-and-missing-people)/1018/appeal-following-suspected-arson-in-herne-bay/