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Gravesend man dies in house fire

PUBLISHED: 10:42 02 October 2018 | UPDATED: 11:46 02 October 2018

Four fire engines were called to the house in Rochester Road last week. Picture: Google

Four fire engines were called to the house in Rochester Road last week. Picture: Google

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A man has died following a fire at his home in Gravesend last week.

A man has died following a fire at his home in Gravesend last week.

Kent Fire and Rescue Service responded to the blaze in Rochester Road, shortly after 10pm last Wednesday (September 26).

Four fire engines were sent to the house and Kent Police and South East Coast Ambulance Service also assisted at the scene.

The man’s two dogs also died in the fire.

A spokeswoman from Kent Police said: “Kent Police were called to a report of a fire at a property in Rochester Road, Gravesend, at 10.24pm on Wednesday 26 September 2018.

“One man was taken to a local hospital with injuries and this man was declared deceased on September 28.

“The fire was deemed non suspicious and the man’s next of kin are aware. A report for the coroner will now be prepared.”

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