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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
Tractor fire in Cranbrook
Incident details
Update: 
 
Firefighting operations have been completed and the fire on Chequers Road in Cranbrook is now fully extinguished. Crews remained at the scene throughout the evening to dampen down any remaining hotspots within the straw bales. No casualties were reported and the cause of fire has not yet been established. Local residents had been asked to keep doors and windows closed as a precaution but this is no longer necessary. 
 
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Update: 8:30pm 
 
Kent Fire and Rescue Service is making steady progress in extinguishing the fire on Chequers Road in Goudhurst, Cranbrook. 
 
Four fire engines remain at the scene and crews have been using hose reel jets and main jets to tackle the fire, which had spread to a tractor, trailer and around 16 tonnes of baled straw. Crews are currently working to dampen down hotspots within the straw bales and firefighting operations are expected to continue into the evening. The road remains closed, and residents living nearby are also being advised to keep all windows and doors closed for the time being. 
 
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Kent Fire and Rescue Service is currently responding to a tractor fire on Chequers Road in Cranbrook. 
 
Five fire engines have been sent to the scene and crews wearing breathing apparatus are using compressed air foam to tackle the blaze. Residents living nearby are advised to close all doors and windows, and we are advising all to avoid the area whilst crews deal with the fire. More to come.
Start date and time
06/08/2019 11:37
Stop date and time
06/08/2019 23:38
Chequers Road
Goudhurst
Kent
TN17
United Kingdom
Number of fire engines
5
Equipment
  • Firefighting - Positive pressure ventilation fan
  • Firefighting - Compressed air foam system (CAFs)
  • PPE - Breathing apparatus
Special and Support vehicles
  • Technical rescue unit
Partner agencies
  • Kent Police
  • Highways England traffic officers
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