Dover car fire spreads to another vehicle and house in River

Contributed by editor on May 31, 2017 - 05:33 PM

A fire which started in parked car on the drive of a property spread to a house in River, Dover


Kent Fire and Rescue Service was called to a fire in Dove Lea Gardens in River near Dover at 10.37 this morning, 31 May.

The blaze started in a vehicle parked on the drive of a property and spread to the house and a first floor bedroom.

On arrival crews found a car well alight and the fire had spread to a second car in the garage, which was also on fire. A man in his 60s was given first aid and oxygen by crews and placed in the care of paramedics.

There were no other injuries or people involved.

The crews tackled the blaze using breathing apparatus and a hose reel jet.

The occupant of the property was supported by the Kent Fire and Rescue Service Volunteer Response Team.

Both cars suffered extensive fire damage and the property including the garage and bedroom suffered significant fire and smoke damage and is currently uninhabitable.

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