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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.

IncidentIncident detailsStart date and timeStop date and timeNumber of fire engines
Scrap metal fire in Medway2.50pm UPDATE: Five fire engines and around 20 firefighters are still at the scene of a fire on the Medway City Estate in Strood. Crews worked hard to bring the incident under control by midday. It...27/10/2017 10:3127/10/2017 19:526
House and garage fire in BirchingtonKent Fire and Rescue Service was called to a house fire in Wilbrough Road, Birchington. On arrival crews found a single storey property well alight. The fire is believed to have started in the double...31/03/2017 17:2431/03/2017 21:356
Crews tackle a large fire involving two houses in Tonbridge09:00 Update - Seven people, including 1 child were treated for smoke inhalation at the scene of the fire, four were taken to hospital by ambulance as a precaution and three were advised to visit the...26/11/2017 02:2126/11/2017 06:036
Barge alight - FavershamAround 25 firefighters dealt with a fire aboard an 80ft Thames barge at Iron Wharf, Faversham. Crews tackled the blaze with two high-pressure hose reel jets and a fog spike system which allows...19/11/2017 11:3119/11/2017 13:535
Road traffic crash in DoverFirefighters assisted at the scene of a serious crash on the A258 near Dover. Kent Police, SECAmb and an air ambulance also attended.09/12/2017 00:17 5
Deliberate field fire in Paddock WoodKent Fire and Rescue Service was called to a fire near Bramley Gardens in Paddock Wood, involving four acres of field stubble, the size of more than two football pitches. Crews used flexi packs and...24/09/2017 11:1424/09/2017 12:025
M20 bridge collapse Kent Fire and Rescue Service was called to a footbridge collapse over the M20 between junctions 4 and 3. On arrival crews administered first aid to a male motorcyclist who was removed to hospital by...27/08/2016 12:0727/08/2016 14:555
Fire crews fighting blaze in disused hospital building in Minster, SheppeyUPDATE 10.15pm Firefighters have extinguished a blaze in a derelict building measuring approximately 20m x 30m, used as a former hospital. Half of the ground floor, half of the first floor and...12/08/2016 19:2612/08/2016 22:135
Fire crews respond to car fire in Dartford TunnelKent Fire and Rescue Service along with colleagues from Essex Fire and Rescue Service, responded to a car fire in the Dartford Tunnel just before 1pm. The tunnel’s automatic fire safety suppression...02/07/2016 12:5102/07/2016 13:365
Derelict barn fire in OtfordUPDATE 5.40pm Firefighters are still at the scene of a barn fire in Otford and have been making steady progress using a light portable pump and main jet to damp down. UPDATE 21 July...20/07/2016 19:50 5
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