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Suspicious house fire in Maidstone

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07 May 2017
A vacant Maidstone home bas been damaged by a suspicious fire this evening.

Crews were called to the Bernard Street home just after 8.30pm after a neighbour reported a kitchen fire seen spreading into the roof. 
Firefighters were on scene in under five minutes and conducted an internal search using breathing apparatus to ensure that the premises was unoccupied.  They also protected adjacent properties. 
The structure involved was a single storey house of concrete construction with a tile roof 10 X 15 metres.
No injuries were reported and no occupants were found in the house.
The fire was under control in 11 minutes, with the damage being contained to the kitchen an adjacent room and the roof area.
The fire has been declared suspicious.
MFB will be in attendance for the next few hours.  Police and Ambulance are in attendances assisting MFB.
ATTENDING APPLIANCES
Pumpers: 5
Rescue Units: 1
Aerial units: 1
Other units: 1
NUMBER OF FIREFIGHTERS
26 

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