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Kent Fire and Rescue Service attends a range of incidents including fires, road crashes, flooding, rescues from height, mud or confined spaces. It also supports other agencies including Kent Police and South East Coast Ambulance Service on a regular basis.

The incidents shown on this page are just a sample of those which may be of interest to the public and media.

Incident
Glass ornament starts fire in Tunbridge Wells flat
Incident details
Kent Fire and Rescue Service responded to reports of a fire in a second floor flat in Sherwood Road, Tunbridge Wells shortly before 11am. 
 
A neighbour had spotted smoke coming from a friend’s window and phoned 999. Two fire engines were immediately sent arriving at the property within minutes of receiving the call. Firefighters went into the flat and found the smoke alarms sounding and the lounge heavily smoke logged, which they ventilated. 
 
The resident was out at the time but crews rescued her pet rat. 
 
The fire is believed to have started after a glass ornament was left on the window ledge reflecting the sunlight onto curtains, which started smouldering.  The fire destroyed the curtains which fell to the floor and caused a small amount of heat damage to the back of the sofa. 
 
Crews also visited neighbouring properties delivering safety advice.
Start date and time
28/10/2017 10:51
Stop date and time
28/10/2017 11:19
Sherwood Road
Tunbridge Wells
Kent
TN2
United Kingdom
Number of fire engines
2
Equipment
  • Firefighting - High-pressure hose reel jet
  • Firefighting - Positive pressure ventilation fan
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