News | Man dies in Ashford fire
Date Posted: 19th June 2017
Kent's emergency services were called to a fire in a flat on Charing Hill, Charing on Saturday afternoon (17th June). A man in his 90s was rescued from the property where crews then carried out CPR but were unable to revive him. The man was pronounced dead at the scene, his next of kin have been informed.
All other residents in the complex of flats were safely evacuated.
Wearing breathing apparatus and using hose reel jets, firefighters worked hard to contain the fire to the open plan living space of the first floor flat, which suffered severe smoke and fire damage. The construction of the flats helped to keep the fire contained to the flat where the fire started. An investigation into cause of the fire is underway.
Firefighters spent time with residents giving safety advice and offering safety checks on their flats and giving reassurance following the fire.