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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
Electrical fire in Whitstable
Incident details
Kent Fire and Rescue Service was called to an electrical fire at a house in Walmer Road, Whitstable. 
 
Two fire engines attended and crews wearing breathing apparatus used a hose reel jet to extinguish the flames, before using a high pressure fan to clear the property of smoke. No casualties were reported. 
 
The blaze broke out in the property’s utility room after it’s believed battery-powered tools overheated while on charge and caught alight. 
 
Following the incident, firefighters are reminding residents to take care when using extension leads or multi-plug adapters and to reduce to risk of overheating them, which could lead to a fire, by never plugging in appliances that together use more than 13 amps or 3,000 watts of energy.
Start date and time
18/01/2020 10:56
Stop date and time
18/01/2020 11:24
Walmer Road
Whitstable
Kent
CT5
United Kingdom
Number of fire engines
2
Equipment
  • Firefighting - Main jet (hose)
  • Firefighting - High-pressure hose reel jet
  • Firefighting - Positive pressure ventilation fan
  • PPE - Breathing apparatus
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