Two casualties after explosion triggers fire at house in Kent

May 04, 2021

Two casualties have been reported after an explosion caused a fire at a house in Kent.

Firefighters have been tackling a blaze at the house in Willesborough, Ashford, and several people thought to have been trapped in the house were freed.

Members of the public have been urged to avoid the area and residents have been told to keep their windows closed.

According to Kent Fire and Rescue Service, there were two casualties treated by South East Coast Ambulance - although there were no details on their condition.

Seven fire engines and a height vehicle were at the scene - alongside police, a Hazardous Area Response Team and road vehicles from the air ambulance.

The emergency services were first called to the scene at 7.57am.

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