Fire crews called to Ashford care home

Emergency services are at the scene of a fire in a bedroom on the second floor of Hothfield Manor Centre in Church Lane, Hothfield near Ashford.

All persons have been accounted for and a partial evacuation of the building affected was carried out safely.

Crews wearing breathing apparatus using a hose reel jet to extinguish the fire and a large ventilation fan was used to clear the affected part of the building of smoke.

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