Crews called to early morning King Street blaze

Crews in King Street Photo Nikita Challis

Five fire engines were called to the scene of a blaze in Ramsgate in the early hours of this morning (July 22).

Firefighters were called to a fire in a second floor flat of a three-storey building in King Street, opposite the former Braces pub and by the Earl St Vincent.

Photo Nikita Challis

Crews wearing breathing apparatus tackled the fire in the bedroom of the property using two hose reel jets, a main jet, fogspike and water from a hydrant. They also used a thermal imaging camera to check for hot spots.

Photo Nikita Challis

The occupants got out of the property before crews arrived and everyone was accounted for. A woman, who is believed to be in her 40s, was passed in to the care of SECAmb.

The British Red Cross support unit was also requested at the scene to assist some of the occupants. The cause of the fire is not yet known.

Photo Trevor Coles

The landlord is today making checks on the property but a source said the damage is not as bad as initially expected and everyone is ok.