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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
Bathroom fire in Hythe home.
Incident details
Kent Fire and Rescue Service was called to reports of a house fire in Castle Road in Saltwood, Hythe. Five fire engines and a height vehicle attended and crews discovered the fire in a bathroom, believed to have started in an overheated light fitting. The fire spread into the loft space and voids within the walls, and firefighters wearing breathing apparatus used a hose reel jet and main jet to attack the fire, as well as fog spikes which stab through walls and spray water into a space. Once the fire was out, crews stripped some of the roof tiles to check for any remaining hotspots. 
 
Correction: One man suffered the effects of smoke inhalation.  
Start date and time
17/11/2018 22:56
Stop date and time
18/11/2018 01:33
Castle Road
Saltwood
Kent
CT21
United Kingdom
Number of fire engines
5
Equipment
  • Firefighting - Main jet (hose)
  • Firefighting - High-pressure hose reel jet
  • PPE - Breathing apparatus
  • Access - Small tools
  • Access - Ladder - 10m
  • Access - Ladder - 7m
  • Access - Ladder - short extension
Special and Support vehicles
  • Height vehicle
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