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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
Log burner sparks fire in Southborough
Incident details
Fire crews in breathing apparatus used a hose reel to extinguish a fire in a living room. It is believed to have started by radiated heat from a log burning stove, which ignited timber stored around the burner itself. The fire spread to clothing being dried above the fire and also to a timber mantel. 
 
Crews used a positive pressure ventilation fan to minimise smoke damage and a thermal imaging camera to check for hot spots and were damping down by 4.10pm. They gave fire safety advice to the family and left the scene at about 4.40pm. 
 
Ten per cent of the living room was damaged by fire, the rest of the house was 50 per cent damaged by smoke.
Start date and time
16/11/2014 15:30
Stop date and time
16/11/2014 16:10
Crendon Park
Southborough
Kent
TN4
United Kingdom
Number of fire engines
2
Equipment
Hose reel jet,Breathing apparatus,Positive pressure ventilation fan,Thermal imaging camera
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