Agricultural building fire in Hinxhill, Ashford
KFRS is still at the scene of a barn fire in Hinxhill. At the height of the fire around 50 firefighters were battling the blaze. Eight fire engines, a height vehicle and other specialist vehicles were also at the scene.
Crews in breathing apparatus have been fighting the fire using four hose jets. A light portable pump is also being used to pump water from a nearby open water source and two bulk water carriers were also used.
By 6.11am firefighters had surrounded the fire and were damping down and extinguishing the remaining fire. A positive pressure ventilation fan was also being used.
The incident will shortly be reduced to four fire engines, a height vehicle and bulk water carrier. Crews are continuing to damp down hotspots using a hose jet and hose reel.
Kent Fire and Rescue Service is dealing with a fire in the roof of barn in Hinkxhill, (north east of Ashford). The single storey building, (measuring approximately 30m x 50m) is used as storage units.
Around 50 firefighters, eight fire engines, a height vehicle, command support unit and two bulk water carriers are currently at the scene. Fire crews were called to the property just after 3.30am. They are wearing breathing apparatus and using four hose jets to fight the blaze. These are are more powerful than hose reels and pass larger quantities of water.
Firefighters have sectorised the incident and managed to gain access to the units and are working hard to stop the fire spreading.
Special and Support vehicles
- Height vehicle
- Command support unit
- Bulk water carrier