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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
Kitchen destroyed by fire - Strood
Incident details
Occupants of a two-storey home in Station Road, Strood, were forced to evacuate along with their pet dogs after their toaster caught alight, with the fire eventually spreading to the rest of the kitchen. 
 
Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus tackled the blaze with a high-pressure hose reel jet and a main jet from a nearby water hydrant. 
 
The kitchen was 80 per cent destroyed by the fire, with the rest of the house suffering smoke damage. There are no reported injuries.
Start date and time
24/02/2018 10:51
Stop date and time
24/02/2018 11:32
Station Road
Strood
Medway
ME2
United Kingdom
Number of fire engines
2
Equipment
  • Firefighting - Main jet (hose)
  • Firefighting - High-pressure hose reel jet
  • Firefighting - Positive pressure ventilation fan
  • PPE - Breathing apparatus
  • Water - hydrant supply
  • Support - Thermal imaging camera
Partner agencies
  • Electrical safety engineer (UK Power Networks)
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