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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.

Incident
Fire in hotel chimney - Lamberhurst
Incident details
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
19/11/2017 14:16
The Broadway
Lamberhurst
Kent
TN3
United Kingdom
Number of fire engines
3
Equipment
  • 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
Partner agencies
  • Kent Police
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