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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, South East Coast Ambulance Service and the Martime and Coastguard Agency 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
Woman rescued from water-filled ditch by fire crewsFirefighters were called to Lower Wall Road, Aldington just after 3pm after a vehicle is believed to have accidentally reversed into a water filled ditch, which was filling due to heavy rain. A...02/08/2017 15:0802/08/2017 15:461
Paraglider causes small fires after colliding with power cables near AshfordKent Fire and Rescue Service was called to Church Road, Smeeth near Ashford to an incident where a paraglider had collided with overhead power cables on take-off. On arrival crews found the male...17/06/2017 15:0917/06/2017 16:471
Gillingham shed fireFirefighters were called to reports of a shed fire in Priestfield Road at 6.16am. It is believed the occupant had already started attempting to fight the blaze using a garden hose before fire crews...07/06/2017 06:1607/06/2017 06:431
Partial balcony collapse in RamsgateKent Fire and Rescue Service was called to a partial balcony collapse on Augusta Road in Ramsgate. On arrival crews were faced with an iron balcony measuring 10ft by 2ft that had partially come away...18/06/2017 09:3918/06/2017 11:251
Derelict building fire HawkhurstKent Fire and Rescue Service’s emergency control centre received a 999 call close to 6.10pm, after smoke was seen billowing out of a ground floor window. Fire crews rushed to Rye Road, Hawkhurst...19/06/2017 18:0719/06/2017 19:331
Crews tackling bonfire in SittingbourneFire crews were called to Chaffes Lane, Sittingbourne just before 1pm to reports of an out of control bonfire. Firefighters are using a hose reel to bring the fire under control. You can get rid...23/06/2017 14:13 1
Grass and undergrowth fire - PlaxtollKent Fire and Rescue Service tackled grass and undergrowth that was on fire in Long Mill Lane, Plaxtol using beaters. One fire engine attended and quickly put the fire out. If you see a fire...23/06/2017 16:4623/06/2017 17:051
Teen suffers burns in camp fire explosion - FolkestoneA thirteen-year-old boy has received burns following an explosion from an abandoned but still smoldering camp fire which is believed to have been used to dispose of butane cooking gas cylinders. The...04/06/2017 18:0504/06/2017 19:011
Large fire in Dover woodsFirefighters were called to a large fire in a wooded area in Whitfield, Dover. They were alerted just before 6.20pm when smoke was seen coming from the woods. Due to the difficult access, fire crews...11/05/2017 18:1911/05/2017 18:521
Sheerness fridge fireKent Fire and Rescue Service attended a fire in a commercial property, comprising three floors and a basement in Trinity Road, Sheerness. When fire crews arrived, all staff had safely evacuated the...26/04/2017 11:1126/04/2017 11:291
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