Fire in hotel chimney - Lamberhurst
Three fire engines plus a bulk water carrier and height vehicle are being used to extinguish a chimney fire at a hotel and pub in Lamberhurst near Tunbridge Wells.
Firefighters are using specialist chimney access equipment and thermal imaging cameras to assess the condition of the chimney stack while a positive pressure ventilation fan was used to drive smoke and fumes out of the premises. A height vehicle has been deployed to provide a platform to monitor the structure and damp down hot spots, while crews continue to monitor with thermal imaging cameras to prevent signs of fire spreading to the roof space.
A local road closure is in place, motorists are asked to avoid the area if possible. There are no reports of any injuries and the cause of the fire is not yet known.
Start date and time
- Firefighting - High-pressure hose reel jet
- Firefighting - Positive pressure ventilation fan
- Firefighting - Chimney gear
- Support - Thermal imaging camera
Special and Support vehicles
- Height vehicle
- Bulk water carrier