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Fire crews responding to fire in Cranbrook
Incident details
UPDATE: 6.40pm 
Firefighters spent almost 24 hour at the scene of a large blaze on an industrial estate in Iden Green, Cranbrook. Crews were initially called just after 4.30pm on Friday, 12 August and at the height of the fire, six fire engines and around 30 firefighters and specialist vehicles were at the scene tackling the blaze, which involved articulated lorry trailers and wooden pallets. 
Crews used CAF’s to protect neighbouring buildings, which were evacuated at the time and worked in arduous conditions to fight the blaze. By 4pm today, (Saturday 13 August) the fire was out and crews left the scene just after 4pm after damping down. Firefighters will revisit the site later today. The blaze destroyed eight articulated lorry trailers and their contents. 
The cause of the fire is not yet known. 
UPDATE: 1pm 
Fire crews remain at the scene of an industrial estate fire in Cranbrook, the incident was reduced to one fire engine at 10am and crews are damping down the remainder of the fire and hotspots but are likely to remain there into the afternoon. The cause of the blaze is not yet known.   
UPDATE Saturday 13 Aug 2016 – 9.05am 
Fire crews continued to battle a blaze on an industrial estate in Iden Green, Cranbrook  throghout the night. At the height of the fire over 30 firefighters, six fire engines, a height vehicle, command support unit and bulk water carrier were at the scene. Crews have worked hard in arduous conditions to bring the blaze under control and were able to scale the incident down to two fire engines at 2.45am. Crews are still at the scene and good progress is being made with some areas being allowed to burn out under controlled conditions. 
UPDATE 9.15pm 
Kent Fire and Rescue Service is still at the scene of a fire on a Cranbrook industrial estate. Firefighters were called to the blaze, which involves six LGV's and wood pallets that were alight. Crews have made good progress fighting the blaze using four jets and a hydrant. 
Jut before 9pm the incident was reduced to three fire engines, a bulk water carrier and a height vehicle, which is being used as a water tower to douse the flames from above. 
Around 30 firefighters are at the scene of a blaze on an industrial estate in Cranbrook. Crews are using compressed air foam (CAFs), which is particularly useful in rural areas where the water supplies may be limited or some distance from the location of the fire. Its firefighting properties are seven times wetter than water and only five per cent water is needed to make it work, so it is more environmentally sensitive but provides rapid fire knockdown. 
KFRS is advising people in the surrounding area to keep their doors and windows closed as a precaution if they are affected by the smoke. Firefighters are working hard to extinguish the blaze and prevent it spreading to an adjacent  workshop. The cause of the blaze is unknown at this stage and their are no reports of any injuries. 
UPDATE: 5.35pm 
Firefighters are tackling a blaze involving three HGV trailers and wooden pallets. They have removed a number of cylinders from the area and crews wearing breathing apparatus are using two main jets, two hose reel jets and using water from a hydrant to fight the fire. Crews are cooling an adjacent large workshop to prevent the fire spreading. 
Neighbouring industrial units have been evacuated as a precaution. 
Kent Fire and Rescue Service is at the scene of a fire in Iden Green, Cranbrook. 999 calls received in KFRS emergency control room have reported wooden pallets and LGV trailers are alight and a lot of black smoke on an industrial estate in Mill Street, Iden Green. 
Six fire engines have been sent to the scene and there are no reports of any injuries.
Start date and time
12/08/2016 16:34
Stop date and time
13/08/2016 15:28
Mill Street
United Kingdom
Number of fire engines
Main jet,Hose reel jet,Breathing apparatus,Compressed air foam system (CAFs)
Special and Support vehicles
  • Height vehicle
  • Command support unit
  • Bulk water carrier
Partner agencies
  • Kent Police
  • South East Coast Ambulance Service (SECAmb)
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