Midhurst family tackle Spanish fire

Father and son Nick and Kit Kyte tackle the fire. PICTURE BY JACKIE KYTE

Father and son Nick and Kit Kyte tackle the fire. PICTURE BY JACKIE KYTE

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A FAMILY from Midhurst took time out of their holiday to tackle a fire and be crowned heroes of a town.

Nick Kyte, wife Jackie and son Kit were in Lanjarón, Spain, where they run a children’s adventure camp.

The pair are both teachers at Seaford College and Kit has previously served with the Royal Gurkha Rifles and completed tours of Afghanistan.

The family were enjoying a quiet drink when a fire broke out in a nearby honey museum.

Nick and Kit immediately rushed inside to quell the flames, while Jackie organised a chain of buckets. The fire brigade arrived after 45 minutes.

Jackie said: “The fire was out of control and the locals didn’t know what to do. We got the fire under control by which time the owner had arrived to shake all our hands profusely and we have become local heroes!”

Fortunately, no-one was hurt in the incident, and the Kyte family, though re-appearing from the building with a somewhat honey-toned glaze, were okay and did not need to be treated for smoke inhalation. They were given free drinks for the remainder of the afternoon.

Nick is, however, mourning a flip-flop he lost in the fire.