Neighbours were advised to leave their properties and fire crews were quickly on the scene. They fought the blaze in the front bedroom wearing breathing apparatus and using a covering jet, hose reel jets and positive pressure ventilation fan.
Neighbours had to leave their homes last night (July 20) while fire crews dealt with a bedroom blaze at a property in Garlinge.
Kent Fire and Rescue Service’s Emergency Control Centre was alerted to the fire in Glebe Gardens at 9.20pm, following 999 calls reporting flames and smoke coming from a bedroom window on the top floor of the house.
The fire was out by 10.04pm and there were no reports of any casualties. Firefighters had left the scene by 10.40pm.