Photos show the aftermath of the Christmas Day fire that ravaged a house in Maidstone


The footage shows the aftermath of a fire that ravaged a house in Maidstone on Christmas Day.

Four fire engines were called to the property on Beech Tree Road shortly after 7 p.m.

Firefighters remained on site for about two hours as they worked to minimize the damage.

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Photos show blackened and boarded up windows of an upstairs bedroom where the fire started.

The flames spread to the attic and hallway and the entire top floor of the property was damaged by smoke.

Piles of debris and bedroom windows that were removed from the house remain outside the property.

No injuries were reported and the cause of the fire is believed to be accidental.



The room where the fire started and the upstairs landing were damaged by the fire

The Kent Fire and Rescue Service said: ‘Firefighters have been called to report a fire in a two story house in Beech Tree Road, Maidstone.

“Upon arrival, the crews were confronted with smoke and flames billowing from the windows on the first floor.

“Wearing breathing apparatus, they set out to extinguish the fire using high pressure hoses and main jets.



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Firefighters were called to the Beech Tree Road home shortly after 7 p.m.

“A height vehicle was called to the scene to assist with the removal of external accessories and assist with firefighting efforts.

“The firefighters also used a high pressure blower to blow smoke and fumes off the property.

“The room where the fire started and the upstairs landing were damaged by fire, with the flames also spreading into the attic. The entire top floor of the property was affected by smoke.

“There are no reports of injuries and the cause is believed to be accidental.”


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