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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
Penshurst dishwasher fire
Incident details
Kent Fire and Rescue Service responded to a 999 call in Penshurst Road, Penshurst just after 7pm. 
 
Two fire engines were sent and discovered that working smoke alarms had sounded, alerting the resident that his dishwasher was alight. He attempted to extinguish the fire along with a neighbour, using a dry powder extinguisher and then did exactly the right thing in leaving the property and closing the door on the fire. 
 
Firefighters used a hose reel jet to put the fire out and a positive pressure ventilation fan to clear smoke from the house. The fire destroyed the dishwasher and kitchen worktop, the remainder of the room had smoke damage. 
 
Fire crews also fitted two smoke alarms before leaving the property just before 8pm. 
 
If you know someone who might be eligible for a FREE Safe and Well Visit from Kent Fire and Rescue Service phone 0800 923 7000. That someone could be: 
 
- an older member of your family or community 
- a young mum or dad with a new-born baby 
- your neighbour or a friend; someone who has mobility or eyesight challenges 
- someone you know who is living with dementia 
Start date and time
08/01/2018 19:08
Stop date and time
08/01/2018 19:53
Penshurst Road
Penshurst
Kent
TN11
United Kingdom
Number of fire engines
2
Equipment
  • Firefighting - High-pressure hose reel jet
  • Firefighting - Positive pressure ventilation fan
  • Support - Lighting
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