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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
Large industrial unit fire -Paddock Wood
Incident details
Kent Fire and Rescue Service was called to a fire on Queen Street, Paddock Wood. The fire which is in a building used as an industrial unit has produced a large smoke plume, we are therefore asking that local residents stay inside keeping their doors and windows closed and to avoid going into the smoke plume wherever possible. Currently we have eight fire engines, a height vehicle and a bulk water carrier in attendance. The fire is being fought with main jets, hose reel jets, fog spikes and a ground monitor. 
 
Update: 
This incident was scaled back to one fire engine by midnight to monitor for any hotspots. This incident is being investigated by the police the cause is not yet known.
Start date and time
04/06/2016 17:54
Stop date and time
04/06/2016 23:37
Number of fire engines
8
Equipment
  • Main jet (*)
  • Hose reel jet (*)
  • Fog spike (*)
  • Ground monitor (*)
  • (*) - Answer no longer available
Special and Support vehicles
  • Height vehicle
  • Bulk water carrier
Partner agencies
  • Electrical safety engineer (UK Power Networks)
  • Kent Police
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