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Police investigate after dog dies in house fire

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Original article from Kent Live

Detectives are investigating a suspicious fire at a house in Swanscombe, near Dartford.

Kent Police is appealing for witnesses following the blaze which injured one person and killed a dog.

The force was called by Kent Fire and Rescue Service at 11.13pm on Saturday (July 3) following reports a house was alight in Irving Walk.

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Officers, along with paramedics from SECAMB attended.

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A spokesman for Kent Police said: "Six people were in the house at the time, one person was treated at the scene for smoke inhalation. A dog that was also in the house died at scene.

"The cause of the fire is still under investigation but officers would like to speak to anyone who may have seen anything suspicious in the area between the times of 10pm and midnight."

A spokesman for Kent Fire and Rescue service added: "Kent Fire and Rescue Service was called to a fire in a property on Irving Walk, Swanscombe. Crews wearing breathing apparatus used hose reel jets to tackle the fire.

"Kent Fire and Rescue Service’s fire investigation team will be investigating to establish the cause."

Anyone with information can contact Kent Police on 01474 366149 quoting 46/116443/21.

You can also call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111 or complete an online form at www.crimestoppers-uk.org.

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