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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
Grass fire on Dartford Heath
Incident details
Kent Fire and Rescue Service was called to a grass fire at Dartford Heath. Two fire engines attended and crews extinguished the fire which covered an area approximately 25m x 25m. The cause isn’t known and there were no reported injuries. 
 
During the warmer months, the number of grass fires KFRS is called out to increases. Follow these top tips to help avoid incidents of this nature: 
 
• Avoid discarding cigarettes or matches while walking or driving through the countryside 
• Have barbecues in authorised areas and make sure it is cold before it is disposed of correctly 
• Be sure not leave barbecues unattended 
• Avoid having campfires in the countryside 
• Litter such as reflective cans and glass can start fires, so take your rubbish with you 
• If you live close to woodland or fields do not burn off garden rubbish during hot weather 
• Report any evidence of illegal fire setting activity 
Start date and time
23/05/2019 15:26
Stop date and time
23/05/2019 15:53
Dartford Heath
Dartford
Kent
DA2
United Kingdom
Number of fire engines
2
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