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Statement on fire in Wilmington, Dartford

11 June 2017

Please attribute to a South East Coast Ambulance Service (SECAmb) spokesperson:

“SECAmb can confirm that it was called shortly before 7.45am today to reports of a serious fire in sheltered accommodation in Barn End Lane, Wilmington, near Dartford, in which a man sadly died.

A large ambulance response attended the scene alongside emergency service colleagues. Our response included nine ambulances as well as Hazardous Area Response Team paramedics. The air ambulance also joined us at the scene.

Eight patients have been taken to hospitals in Dartford and Medway by road, none of whom were thought to have suffered life-threatening injuries. In total we assessed and treated approximately 20 patients.

We declared a major incident due to the number of patients and resource involved. The major incident has since been stood down.”

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