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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
Gas explosion in Walmer, Deal
Incident details
Kent Fire and Rescue Service was called to reports of a gas explosion in Archery Square, Walmer near Deal just after 9pm last night. When crews arrived, neighbours who raised the alarm had got the elderly female resident out of the property. Firefighters tended to burns on her head and hands, worked to cool her down and provided oxygen therapy, before passing her into the care of SECAmb. The blast, which came from the kitchen, caused significant damage to the property, smashing the rear downstairs windows and cracking an internal wall. Firefighters found a knob on the gas cooker turned on, and the casualty told crews that the explosion happened just as she switched on her electric kettle. As a result of the explosion, there was a small fire on the kitchen table with items alight, and crews wearing breathing apparatus used a hose reel jet to extinguish the flames.   
Start date and time
13/05/2018 21:02
Stop date and time
13/05/2018 21:42
Archery Square
Walmer
Kent
CT14
United Kingdom
Number of fire engines
2
Equipment
  • Firefighting - High-pressure hose reel jet
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