Fire crews called to hedge blaze in Margate

Crews damping down at the scene Photo Gary Taylor

Fire crews were called to Margate this evening (September 13) to a hedge alight outside a house.

Two crews were on the scene at the property in Upper Dane Road/Alfred Road after the hedging went up in flames.

A woman and her dog living at the property are said to be safe.

Photos Maisie Young

The cause of the blaze, which happened at around 9.15pm, is not yet known.

A Kent Fire and Rescue Service spokesperson said: “Two fire engines attended a fire in a garden of a house in Alfred Road, Margate. Crews used two main jets and a hose reel jet with water from a hydrant to extinguish the fire which involved vegetation and trees at the front and side of the property.

“Part of the house was damaged by radiated heat from the fire. There was no reported casualties. The cause of the fire is not yet known.”

A Kent Police spokesman added: “Kent Police was called at 9.36pm to a report of a fire in the garden of a property in Alfred Road, Margate.

“There were no reported injuries and the cause of the fire is currently unexplained. Enquiries are ongoing to establish the circumstances.”

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