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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.

IncidentIncident detailsStart date and timeStop date and timeNumber of fire engines
Kitchen fire in MaidstoneFirefighters were called by the occupier of a property in Lamkin Way, Maidstone, after the kitchen caught fire. While 999 control room operators gave the occupant safety advice over the phone,...24/10/2019 18:5724/10/2019 19:291
Chimney fire in MargateKent Fire and Rescue Service was called to reports of a chimney fire on Marlowe Road in Margate. One fire engine was in attendance and crews used chimney gear to extinguish the flames, which were...25/10/2019 22:0025/10/2019 22:381
Teenager helped to safety by firefighters in FolkestoneKent Fire and Rescue Service was called to help a teenage girl who had got stuck about 20 meters down a steep bank in Folkestone. The girl had taken a shortcut down the side of a muddy bank that...10/11/2019 15:0710/11/2019 15:361
UPDATE: Haystack fire near CranbrookUPDATE at 0850 on 5 September: The earlier advice for people living near to Wittersham Road, Wittersham near Cranbrook, to close windows and doors due to smoke has been...03/09/2019 23:4805/09/2019 02:291
Out of control bonfire in CanterburyKent Fire and Rescue Service was called to Harcourt Drive in Canterbury after a bonfire in the back garden of a home, became out of control, spreading to nearby bins, a hedge and a car. One fire...07/09/2019 15:2507/09/2019 15:491
Dramatic donkey ditch rescue in Bethersden Kent Fire and Rescue Service was called to rescue a donkey that had become stuck in a shallow ditch in Bull Hill, Bethersden near Ashford. A fire engine and the KFRS Animal Rescue Unit was sent to...25/05/2019 09:1425/05/2019 10:411
Calves rescued after falling into drainage system near MaidstoneKent Fire and Rescue Service was called to reports of two calves stuck in an old drainage system hole on private land in Linton Hill, Linton near Maidstone. The cover over the hole gave way, plunging...09/06/2019 13:2209/06/2019 15:301
Hedge hit by lightning in HadlowFirefighters responded to reports 40m of hedge that was alight in Bells Farm Road, Hadlow at 8pm, believed to have been caused by lightning. One fire engine was sent and crews used two hose reels...25/07/2019 20:0025/07/2019 20:501
Two people treated for burns after car fire in GillinghamKent Fire and Rescue Service was called to a fire involving a car on a transporter on Barnsole Road in Gillingham. On arrival crews found a car well alight and two males presenting with burns. One...21/08/2019 16:4521/08/2019 17:351
Washing machine fire in AshfordKent Fire and Rescue Service responded to reports of a washing machine fire in Loudon Way, Ashford. The fire was contained to a garage attached to a business premises. Crews in breathing...15/09/2018 14:0015/09/2018 14:291
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