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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
Lorry fire - M20 J8 London-bound
Incident details
Update 3.20pm - Firefighters are still at the scene and are currently carrying out salvage work. A Red Cross Vehicle is also in attendance. 
 
Fire crews used two hose reels to extinguish a fire in the cab of a large articulated lorry, which was on the hard shoulder of the motorway. By 6.40am one fire engine was still at the scene with crews remaining to damp down hot spots in the cab and trailer. The incident was handed over to the Highways Agency at 7.33am.
Start date and time
16/11/2014 05:30
Stop date and time
16/11/2014 07:10
M20
Kent
ME17
United Kingdom
Number of fire engines
2
Equipment
Hose reel jet
Special and Support vehicles
  • Bulk water carrier
Partner agencies
  • Kent Police
  • Kent Search and Rescue (KSAR)
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