Large rubbish fire on Medway City Estate
The main seats of the fire are now extinguished and a mechanical digger is being used to expose remaining hot spots which are being damped down with a hand held jet. Crews managed to contain the fire to the area of unprocessed plastic waste where it had started, and protect the recycling plant itself. KFRS has been working closely with Environment Agency and Public Health England throughout the incident. At its height we had ten fire engines, this has now been reduced to three.
The Medway City Estate remains cordoned off while firefighting operations continue at the scene of a large fire at a recycling plant in Clipper Close. Fire crews are working hard to extinguish the blaze and smoke issuing from the scene is being reduced.
A further two fire engines have now been sent to the scene of the incident in Medway City Estate bringing it to a total of 10 fire engines, a height vehicle and other specialist equipment. There are no reported casualties and the cause of the fire is yet to be determined.
Firefighters are currently dealing with a fire in approximately 20 tonnes of rubbish in Clipper Close, Medway City Estate, Rochester.
Eight fire engines, a height vehicle and a range of specialist equipment is being used to bring the fire under control. Due to a large plume of smoke coming from the scene, local residents have been asked to stay inside and keep windows and doors closed as a precaution. It is expected that the smoke will be significantly reduced within the next hour.
Update to follow.
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Main jet,Hose reel jet,Compressed air foam system (CAFs),Breathing apparatus,Vehicle stabilisation blocks
Special and Support vehicles
- Height vehicle
- Command support unit
- Kent Police
- South East Coast Ambulance Service (SECAmb)