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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
Lorry fire - M20 J8 London-boundUpdate 3.20pm - Firefighters are still at the scene and are currently carrying out salvage work. A Red Cross Vehicle is also in attendance. Fire crews used two hose reels to extinguish a fire in...16/11/2014 05:3016/11/2014 07:102
Margate bedroom fireFirefighters wearing breathing apparatus used a hose reel and positive pressure ventilation fan to tackle the blaze in a ground floor bedroom of a two-storey property. There are no reports of any...16/11/2014 11:2516/11/2014 12:152
Log burner sparks fire in SouthboroughFire crews in breathing apparatus used a hose reel to extinguish a fire in a living room. It is believed to have started by radiated heat from a log burning stove, which ignited timber stored around...16/11/2014 15:3016/11/2014 16:102
Car fire - M26 London-boundFire crews dealt with a car that was alight on the M26 London-bound this evening. Kent Police and the Highways Agency were also in attendance for traffic control.16/11/2014 17:4516/11/2014 18:202
Crews provide first aid to motorists - AldingtonFirefighters were called to reports that two people were trapped in a car in a ditch in marshland this evening. Both people were out of the vehicle when crews arrived but KFRS administered first aid...16/11/2014 19:1016/11/2014 19:250
Road crash rescue - Hildenborough near Crews used hydraulic rescue equipment to free a man, believed to be about 18 years old from his car after it left the roadway and went into a ditch.17/11/2014 11:0017/11/2014 11:352
Road crash rescue - Bethersden near AshfordA man thought to be in his late 50s had to be cut free from his car after a crash in the early hours. The vehicle landed on its side after hitting a telegraph pole. The man was assessed and given...18/11/2014 00:3518/11/2014 01:202
Caravan fire - SwanleyFire crews were called to reports of a caravan fire. The blaze has destroyed the caravan and a man, thought to be in his fifties is suffering from burns and the effects of breathing in smoke. The man...18/11/2014 03:5018/11/2014 05:052
Industrial clothes dryer fire - River near DoverFire crews in breathing apparatus used a hose reel to extinguish a small fire in an industrial clothes dryer in a three-storey, detached property. A positive pressure ventilation fan was then used to...18/11/2014 11:0018/11/2014 11:302
Thatched roof fire - Wilmington near DartfordUpdate: 8.30am Fire crews successfully contained the blaze to the front section of the roof of the two-storey property, after fire broke out. The property was safely evacuated and there were no...18/11/2014 21:3518/11/2014 23:206
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