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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
Agricultural building fire in Hinxhill, Ashford
Incident details
UPDATE 7:40am 
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. 
 
UPDATE 5.30am 
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.
Start date and time
29/02/2016 03:31
Stop date and time
29/02/2016 12:18
Number of fire engines
8
Number of firefighters
50
Equipment
  • Hose reel jet (*)
  • Breathing apparatus (*)
  • (*) - Answer no longer available
Special and Support vehicles
  • Height vehicle
  • Command support unit
  • Bulk water carrier
Partner agencies
  • Electrical safety engineer (UK Power Networks)
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