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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, South East Coast Ambulance Service and the Martime and Coastguard Agency 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
House fire in Gravesend
Incident details
Kent Fire and Rescue Service (KFRS) is responding to reports of a fire in Rochester Road, Gravesend. KFRS' Emergency Control Centre was alerted to the blaze, shortly after 10pm and four fire engines were sent to the house. 
 
The cause of the fire is not yet known but firefighters wearing breathing apparatus used two hose reel jets to extinguish the blaze. Kent Police and South East Coast Ambulance Service are also assisting KFRS at the scene. 
 
Everyone has been accounted for and a man has been handed into the care of the ambulance service. A dog and puppy were also rescued by fire crews and given oxygen therapy using special pet oxygen masks but sadly they did not survive. A woman from a neighbouring property was also given oxygen. 
 
The incident was reduced to three fire engines shortly at 11.16pm. 
Start date and time
26/09/2018 22:06
Stop date and time
27/09/2018 00:17
Rochester Road
Kent
DA12
United Kingdom
Number of fire engines
4
Equipment
  • Firefighting - High-pressure hose reel jet
  • Medical - First aid kit
  • Medical - Oxygen therapy
  • Medical - Animal oxygen therapy
  • PPE - Breathing apparatus
Partner agencies
  • Kent Police
  • South East Coast Ambulance Service (SECAmb)
  • Electrical safety engineer (UK Power Networks)
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