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Firefighters Tackle Flat Fire in Deal

Kent Fire and Rescue Service responded to reports of a flat fire in St Leonards Road, Deal, on Saturday, February 10, 2024, prompting a swift and coordinated emergency response.

The alarm was raised at just before 7pm leading to the deployment of three fire engines to the scene. Firefighters, equipped with essential breathing apparatus, swiftly sprang into action to combat the blaze, utilizing high-pressure hose reel jets to extinguish the flames and prevent further spread.

The incident also saw the collaborative efforts of partner agencies, including Kent Police and the South East Coast Ambulance Service (SECAmb), working seamlessly to ensure the safety and well-being of all individuals involved.

One person was attended to by SECAmb paramedics at the scene for suspected smoke inhalation, highlighting the potential dangers posed by fires and emphasizing the importance of prompt medical attention in such situations.

As firefighters worked tirelessly to bring the situation under control, residents in the vicinity watched on, grateful for the swift response and expertise of emergency responders.

Despite the valiant efforts of firefighters, the cause of the fire remains unknown at this time, prompting ongoing investigations to ascertain the circumstances leading to the incident.

The incident serves as a sobering reminder of the importance of fire safety measures and the need for vigilance to prevent similar incidents. Authorities urge residents to remain vigilant and proactive in ensuring the safety of their homes and communities.

Further updates regarding the investigation into the flat fire in St Leonards Road will be provided as information becomes available.

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