Probe into derelict house fire

Kent Messenger Maidstone - - FRONT PAGE -

An in­ves­ti­ga­tion is un­der­way af­ter a derelict build­ing went up in flames.

Fire­fight­ers in five fire en­gines and a height ve­hi­cle, po­lice of­fi­cers and am­bu­lance crews were all called to Northum­ber­land Road in Maid­stone.

The in­ci­dent hap­pened at around 11.20pm on Sun­day.

The blaze, which was in a two-storey house, is be­lieved to have orig­i­nated on the ground floor and spread to the first floor and the roof, which was com­pletely de­stroyed.

The other two floors were dam­aged by fire and wa­ter and the re­sponse was scaled down to two fire en­gines at 1.30am.

Crews then left the scene just be­fore 2am.

Po­lice and fire chiefs have launched an in­ves­ti­ga­tion into the cause of the fire.

De­spite the pres­ence of am­bu­lance crews at the scene, there were no re­ported in­juries.

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