Elderly couple treated by paramedics following blaze at supported living accommodation in Gravesend

PUBLISHED: 10:28 12 June 2017 | UPDATED: 15:38 12 June 2017




Several other flats had to be evacuated

An elderly couple were treated by ambulance services after a blaze at their supported living accommodation in Gravesend.

Firefighers, and two fire engines, were called to the incident in a flat on the sixth floor of a six-storey building in Truro Road just beofre 5pm on Sunday June 11.

Crews extinguished a well-lit blaze in the kitchen of the flat, and then continued to clear smoke from the property.

Several other flats were evacuated, however residents were later allowed to return to their properties.

One elderly man and an elderly woman were passed into the care of the ambulance service.

Their injuries are not thought to be life-threatening, and they are recovering.

The cause of the fire is not yet known, however a spokesperson from Kent Fire and Rescue said it’s not being treated as suspicious.

Crews had left and the blaze was fully extinguised by 7pm.

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