Firefighters called to refrigerant gas leak in Broadstairs

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Firefighters were called to Broadstairs today (December 15) to reports of smoke coming from a property.

The crew were called to The Parade at 10.23am and found smoke had travelled from the basement into a ground floor flat.

Crews investigated and believe the cause was air coolant refrigerant gas that had leaked from one of the refrigeration units. It was cleared using a special fan and they also checked the basement, ground floor and adjoining flats for any signs of fire using a thermal imaging camera but none were detected.

The owner was advised to seek further advice.