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Family of four escape burning home from first floor window

Firefighters were called to the blaze at Mereworth Credit: ITV

A family of four from Kent had to escape by climbing out of a first-floor window - as their home was destroyed by fire.

One person suffered burns and three others - including a child - were treated after breathing in smoke - when flames engulfed the property in Mereworth near Maidstone in the early hours of the morning.

Sarah Saunders reports, and spoke to neighbour Alex Thomas: