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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
Woman treated for smoke inhalation in Canterbury
Incident details
A woman in her early 20’s was treated for minor smoke inhalation after a small cooking fire in Giles Lane, Canterbury. It is believed the woman had left a small amount of cooking oil in a pan and was alerted to the fire when the smoke alarms in the property sounded. She returned to the room and put a pan of water over the small fire. 
 
Fortunately, the woman was lucky to have escaped serious injury because adding water to a fire involving hot oil can be extremely dangerous. 
 
The safest thing to do if you discover a fire in your home is to turn off the heat if it’s safe to do so, get out of the property, closing the internal doors on your way out and phone 999. 
 
Firefighters were called at around 1.16pm, arriving on the scene within minutes but found the fire in the third floor kitchen was out when they arrived. They used a special fan to clear smoke from the property. 
 
The fire caused the electrics to trip, which isolated the heat source.  The woman was given a precautionary check by South East Coast Ambulance Service but was not taken to hospital.
Start date and time
15/04/2018 13:16
Stop date and time
15/04/2018 14:50
Giles Lane
Kent
CT2
United Kingdom
Number of fire engines
2
Equipment
  • Firefighting - Positive pressure ventilation fan
Partner agencies
  • South East Coast Ambulance Service (SECAmb)
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