Family escape with burns after fire in Catlyn Close

20th February 2023

A family are lucky to be alive after an explosion caused a fire in Catlyn Close, East Malling. The property on the ground floor of the flat had rear windows and doors blown out and front windows smashed

A large police cordon was put in place and along a grass area at the rear of a block of flats.

Scene of Crime specialists were called to the property and were seen taking images of the damage along with housing inspectors.

A boiler fault is suspected as the damage but this remained to be confirmed. Fortunately no-one was seriously injured

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