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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
Crews tackle fire at Allington recycling plantKent Fire and Rescue Service was called to a fire at a recycling plant on Laverstoke Road, Allington in Maidstone. On arrival, wearing breathing apparatus, crews found a smoke logged 3 storey...03/10/2016 16:3603/10/2016 20:337
Derelict building fire - DoverKent Fire and Rescue Service was called to a large derelict building fire on Coombe Valley Road, Dover. Multiple crews wearing breathing apparatus used main jets to tackle the fire on the ground...03/07/2017 20:3904/07/2017 02:227
Fire in 7th floor flat - GravesendAround 30 firefighters with six fire engines, a height vehicle and a command support unit have tackled a fire in a flat on the 7th floor of a tower block in Gravesham Court, Gravesend. Upon...17/02/2016 16:5717/02/2016 17:557
Crews tackle heath fire in DartfordKent Fire and Rescue Service was called to a grass fire in Heath Lane, Dartford. Crews used flexi packs and beaters to contain the fire and worked hard to bring it under control. An area of 5 acres,...07/08/2015 14:3607/08/2015 15:257
Fire in block of flats in MargateKent Fire and Rescue Service was called to reports of fire within a block of flats in Milmead Road, Margate. Crews wearing breathing apparatus, used a hose reel jet to extinguish the fire located in...01/04/2018 20:2601/04/2018 22:047
Standing corn alight in StodmarshFinal update 9.45pm Firefighters spent almost six hours battling a blaze in a field of standing corn in Stodmarsh near Canterbury. By 8.35pm the stop had come through but crews remained on scene...15/07/2018 14:1615/07/2018 20:357
Fire in vehicle yard - DealUpdate 0945hrs A bulk water carrier was deployed at the scene at midnight allowing the incident commander to send some resources back to base. With the additional water capacity, the remaining...23/02/2018 21:0324/02/2018 00:477
Trees, shrubs and undergrowth alight - DoverFirefighters were called to reports of trees, bushes and scrubland alight near Elms Vale Road in Dover. The area affected is thought to be around five acres (around the size of three football...24/02/2018 18:0324/02/2018 19:296
Small fire at thatched houseFirefighters were called to reports of smoke coming from a two-storey 16th-century thatched house in The Street, Womenswold, Canterbury. Due the building type, rapid intervention was required, and...14/03/2018 15:0414/03/2018 18:116
Workshop fire- KemsingKent Fire and Rescue Service was called to a fire in an industrial workshop on WateryLane, Kemsing. At the height of the incident there were six fire engines in attendance. Crews tackled the fire...14/02/2018 16:4814/02/2018 20:036
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