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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
Bathroom fire in Broadstairs
Incident details
Kent Fire and Rescue Service was called to a house fire in Nelson Place, Broadstairs. Crews discovered a small halogen spotlight on fire in the bathroom ceiling, with flames spreading to the surrounding insulation. Firefighters cut away at the ceiling and used a high-pressure hose reel jet to extinguish the flames. The fire is thought to have started as a result of overheating and insulation being too close to the light fitting. Crews advised the residents, who were safely outside on arrival, to keep the power off until a qualified electrician was able to check the rest of the lights and fit heat shields to light fittings to avoid a similar incident happening again. Crews also fitted smoke alarms at the property.
Start date and time
26/02/2018 23:26
Stop date and time
26/02/2018 00:06
Nelson Place
Broadstairs
Kent
CT10
United Kingdom
Number of fire engines
2
Equipment
  • Firefighting - High-pressure hose reel jet
  • Access - Small tools
  • Support - Thermal imaging camera
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