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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
Bungalow fire near Sheerness
Incident details
Kent Fire and Rescue Service was called to Rosemary Avenue in Minster on Sea, near Sheerness, to reports of a bungalow fire. Three fire engines attended and crews wearing breathing apparatus used two hose reel jets to tackle the fire in the roof, which was severely damaged by the blaze. 
 
The occupants were outside on arrival with no reported injuries. The fire is believed to have started accidentally, after the warm remnants of a log burner was disposed of in a wheelie bin, catching it alight. Flames spread from the bin, to a fence and then to the roof of the property. 
 
Following this incident, firefighters are reminding people to make sure log burner or fire remnants is completely cooled before being disposed of. 
 
Start date and time
14/03/2019 12:17
Stop date and time
14/03/2019 15:01
Rosemary Avenue
Minster on Sea
Kent
ME12
United Kingdom
Number of fire engines
3
Equipment
  • Firefighting - High-pressure hose reel jet
  • PPE - Breathing apparatus
  • Access - Ladder - short extension
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