Family escape fire unhurt
A family had a lucky escape early on Bank Holiday Monday after fire ripped through a bedroom at their home.
Fire crews were called to the house in Sunley Gardens, Godmersham, at 6.50am to reports of a blaze in the bedroom.
But the family of four – three children and their mother – escaped unharmed.
Two crews from Ashford and Canterbury attended the fire for around an hour.
Ashford crew manager Neil Jones said: “The bedroom fire in Godmersham was attended by two pumps – one from Ashford and one from Canterbury.
“The bedroom was completely destroyed. A mum and her three kids got out and called us. We were there for around an hour.
“The property had smoke alarms fitted which helped raise the alarm.”0