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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
Electrical fire in Gravesend home
Incident details
Kent Fire and Rescue Service was called to a house fire in Old Road East, Gravesend this morning. Three fire engines attended, and two adults and two children were outside the property on arrival. Crews wearing breathing apparatus tackled a fire on the ground floor using a hose reel jet and a covering jet, and cleared the building of smoke using a high pressure fan. The fire is believed to have started in the electrical intake cupboard under the stairs, and due to a large amount of items being stored there, the fire grew quickly. Fortunately the family was alerted to the blaze by their smoke alarms, enabling them to get out of the property before the fire escalated. The house was left with smoke and heat damage throughout, and sadly one of the family's cats died in the fire.
Start date and time
15/05/2018 05:41
Stop date and time
15/05/2018 07:21
Old Road East
GRavesend
Kent
DA12
United Kingdom
Number of fire engines
3
Equipment
  • Firefighting - High-pressure hose reel jet
  • Firefighting - Positive pressure ventilation fan
  • Access - Small tools
  • Support - Thermal imaging camera
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