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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
Update: Ashford barn fire
Incident details
UPDATE: 10.15am 8/11/18 
Attendance to a large fire involving three barns was reduced to two fire engines at around 7.30am this morning. Crews are caring out a watching brief, which is expected to continue for the next two to three days. Crews are also working with the farmer to salvage some of the cattle feed from the premises. Local residents are advised to continue to keep windows and doors closed, due to the smoke form the fire. The cows that were moved to a nearby field overnight are safe and well. There were no reported injuries. The cause of the fire is not yet known. 
 
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Kent Fire and Rescue Service is dealing with a large fire involving three barns, full of thousands of tonnes of straw and hay, in Station Road, Pluckley near Ashford. People living nearby are advised to close windows and doors due to the large smoke plume coming from the site. Six fire engines and a bulk water carrier are on the scene, and crews are using four main jets and a hose reel jet to tackle the blaze. 
 
Around 60 cattle in close proximity to the fire are being moved, and firefighters are working to salvage as many hay bales as possible. There are no reported casualties at this time.  
Start date and time
07/11/2018 19:33
Stop date and time
10/11/2018 08:31
Station Road
Pluckley
Kent
TN27
United Kingdom
Number of fire engines
6
Equipment
  • Firefighting - Main jet (hose)
  • Firefighting - High-pressure hose reel jet
Special and Support vehicles
  • Bulk water carrier
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