Neighbour to the rescue as broken boiler sparks kitchen fire in Dartford
PUBLISHED: 16:57 17 January 2017 | UPDATED: 16:57 17 January 2017
The fire started on Monday afternoon
An electrical fault in the boiler of a Dartford home nearly ended in disaster yesterday.
Firefighters believe the fault caused fire to spread in the kitchen of a property in Kenwyn Road, Dartford on Monday lunchtime.
Crews from Dartford fire station were called to the scene at around 12.40pm.
A Kent Fire and Rescue Service spokesperson said: “The boiler extract fanned the flames spreading to washing on a clothes airer”.
By the time crews had arrived, the properties smoke alarm had alerted a neighbour, who used buckets of water to douse the flames.
Crews followed up by damping down the area and using a thermal image camera to see if the fire had spread anywhere else inside the property.
Firefighters spent less than an hour at the scene, leaving the scene just before 1.30pm.