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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.

Incident
Chimney fire in Margate
Incident details
Kent 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 issuing from the top of the chimney on arrival. No casualties were reported, and the cause is believed to be accidental due to a build up of soot. 
 
Following the incident, firefighters are reminding the public to get all chimneys cleaned and inspected to ensure it’s free from debris and in good working order. 
 
As the weather starts to cool down, you might be thinking of lighting your open fire, wood burning stove or other 'real flame' appliance and using your chimney again – but firefighters advise you to ensure they are properly maintained and swept regularly to reduce the risk of a fire.  
Start date and time
25/10/2019 22:00
Stop date and time
25/10/2019 22:38
Number of fire engines
1
Equipment
  • Firefighting - Chimney gear
  • PPE - Breathing apparatus
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