Kent Fire & Rescue Service
Navigate
Home > News > Incidents
Incidents

Incidents

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
Electrical fault in airing cupboard sparks fire in Aylesham home
Incident details
Firefighters responded to a fire in a first floor bedroom in Cornwallis Avenue, Aylesham this evening. 
 
The residents, a couple and their two children were home when the fire broke out and did exactly the right thing in leaving their home and alerting the fire service. 
 
Fortunately, two off-duty firefighters from Aylesham spotted the blaze and rushed to assist using extinguishers and garden hoses, the pair successfully managed to prevent the fire going into the roof of the two-storey house prior to their colleagues arriving shortly after. 
 
The fire is believed to have been caused by an electrical fault in the airing cupboard. It destroyed the bedroom but due to the residents closing the internal doors as they left their home, the damage was contained to the bedroom. 
 
Firefighters in breathing apparatus used a hose reel jet and positive pressure ventilation fan to tackle the fire. After extinguishing the blaze, they assisted the family salvaging items from their home. 
 
Crews are likely to remain at the property damping down until around 10.15pm.
Start date and time
03/12/2017 20:06
Stop date and time
03/12/2017 21:13
Cornwallis Avenue
Aylesham
Kent
CT3
United Kingdom
Number of fire engines
3
Equipment
  • Firefighting - High-pressure hose reel jet
  • Firefighting - Positive pressure ventilation fan
  • PPE - Breathing apparatus
  • Access - Small tools
  • Support - Thermal imaging camera
Connect with us
  • Facebook icon
  • Twitter icon
  • YouTube icon
  • Flickr icon
  • GovDelivery icon
  • Instagram icon
  • Facebook icon
  • Twitter icon
  • YouTube icon
  • Flickr icon
  • GovDelivery icon
  • Instagram icon