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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
Firefighters attend small fire in air conditioning unit of hotel bedroom in Dartford
Incident details
Kent Fire and Rescue Service was called to a small fire in an air conditioning unit of a bedroom on the fifth floor of a hotel in Masthead Close, Dartford. Four fire engines and a height vehicle were sent to the scene as a precaution and in full response to a fire involving a building of six storeys or more. The first fire engine on the scene arrived in under six minutes. Staff at the hotel evacuated all guests and staff quickly and safely. Wearing breathing apparatus crews entered the property and found the fire contained to the air conditioning unit. It was quickly extinguished by the crews. They also used a thermal imaging camera to check for hot spots and any fire spread, they also used a fan to clear a small amount of smoke. There were no reported injuries. Duty of care was left with hotel manager.  
Start date and time
11/12/2017 20:17
Stop date and time
11/12/2017 20:59
Masthead Close
Dartford
Kent
DA2
United Kingdom
Number of fire engines
4
Equipment
  • Firefighting - Positive pressure ventilation fan
  • PPE - Breathing apparatus
  • Support - Thermal imaging camera
Special and Support vehicles
  • Height vehicle
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