Residents flee burning Ramsgate building as fire breaks out in second-floor apartment

PUBLISHED: 08:48 24 July 2017 | UPDATED: 10:11 24 July 2017




The fire broke out on Saturday morning

Residents of a three-storey block of flats managed to escape the burning property after a fire broke out in the early hours of Saturday morning.

Fire crews were called to the building in King Street, Ramsgate, just after 2am and upon arrival, discovered all occupants had managed to make it outside.

One woman, believed to be in her 40s, was passed into the care of Secamb paramedics, while firefighters battled flames in a bedroom of one of the second-floor flats.

She was treated for smoke inhalation, and did not require hospital treatment.

Five fire engines were sent to the scene, along with the British Red Cross to support some of the occupants.

So far, crews have not been able to establish the cause of the fire.

Crews used a thermal imaging camera to check for any pockets of fire that might have gone unnoticed.

The fire was out completely at 5.05am.

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