Fire seriously damages Kennett home

The scene of the fire in Kennett on Saturday
The scene of the fire in Kennett on Saturday

A fire has severely damaged a home in Dane Hill, Kennett,

Firefighters were initially called to a shed fire at 3.30pm on Saturday, August 8, but on arrival realised it was a garage fire which had spread to a two-storey house.

A crew from Soham and three fire engines from Suffolk attended and firefighters wearing breathing apparatus used jets, hose reels, a water shuttle, and hydrants to extinguish the fire.

Positive pressure ventilation fans were used to clear smoke and thermal imaging cameras were used to identify hotspots while crews were cutting away and dampening down.

Two cylinders were involved in the fire and were safely cooled by firefighters.

Extensive damage was caused to a first floor bedroom and ground floor hallway and there was smoke damage throughout the property.

Crews returned to their stations by 7pm.

A volunteer Red Cross team with the Fire Emergency Support Services (FESS) vehicle, based at Whittlesey, also attended the incident to provide the victims with support following the fire.

A fire investigation concluded the cause of the fire was accidental, by electrical.