A 51 year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of homicide after a lady died and a toddler was injured in a home fireplace in Kent.

The emergency providers had been known as to the property in Spitfire Highway in Kings Hill, West Malling, after the blaze broke out at 9pm on Saturday.

A lady aged in her 60s was pronounced lifeless after being taken to hospital.

The kid was handled for a leg damage and smoke inhalation.

Kent Police mentioned in an announcement a 51-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of homicide and is now in custody. 

The drive has additionally referred the incident to the Impartial Workplace for Police Conduct (IOPC) due to prior police contact with the suspect.

Kent Fireplace and Rescue Service mentioned 4 engines had been despatched to the scene.

“Firefighters rescued one particular person and different occupants had been exterior upon arrival,” mentioned a spokesperson.

Investigators at the moment are trying to determine the reason for the fireplace. 

Anybody with details about the incident is requested to name police on 101.

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