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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.

IncidentIncident detailsStart date and timeStop date and timeNumber of fire engines
Crews tackle heath fire in DartfordKent Fire and Rescue Service was called to a grass fire in Heath Lane, Dartford. Crews used flexi packs and beaters to contain the fire and worked hard to bring it under control. An area of 5 acres,...07/08/2015 14:3607/08/2015 15:257
Fire in 7th floor flat - GravesendAround 30 firefighters with six fire engines, a height vehicle and a command support unit have tackled a fire in a flat on the 7th floor of a tower block in Gravesham Court, Gravesend. Upon...17/02/2016 16:5717/02/2016 17:557
Update: Fire in a thatched property in BirchingtonUpdate: The fire within a thatched property in Minnis Road, Birchington, is now out, and there are no reported injuries. The blaze is believed to have started due to an electrical fault....20/06/2020 15:0820/06/2020 17:497
UPDATED: Boat fire in Maidstone1.10PM UPDATE The incident has now been reduced to three fire engines, plus the water safety unit, with crews remaining on scene to carry out salvage work. There were no reported casualties...26/02/2020 08:0626/02/2020 14:277
UPDATE: Suspected chemical leak at commercial site near MaidstoneUpdate at 10:30am on 7 November: Fire and Rescue Service operations concluded at the site just before 2am today, and a Health and Safety Executive investigation will now begin....06/11/2019 15:1207/11/2019 01:527
Standing corn alight in StodmarshFinal update 9.45pm Firefighters spent almost six hours battling a blaze in a field of standing corn in Stodmarsh near Canterbury. By 8.35pm the stop had come through but crews remained on scene...15/07/2018 14:1615/07/2018 20:357
Fire in vehicle yard - DealUpdate 0945hrs A bulk water carrier was deployed at the scene at midnight allowing the incident commander to send some resources back to base. With the additional water capacity, the remaining...23/02/2018 21:0324/02/2018 00:477
Fire in block of flats in MargateKent Fire and Rescue Service was called to reports of fire within a block of flats in Milmead Road, Margate. Crews wearing breathing apparatus, used a hose reel jet to extinguish the fire located in...01/04/2018 20:2601/04/2018 22:047
Firefighters tackle grass fire near FolkestoneKent Fire and Rescue Service is at the scene of a grass fire on Round Hill near the Park Farm area of Folkestone. Firefighters are tackling the fire and making good progress. The incident...06/04/2018 17:1706/04/2018 18:276
Fire in building annexe caused by an electrical appliance - Womenswold near CanterburyFirefighters were alerted by a passing motorist to smoke and flames issuing from the annexe of a single-storey building in The Street, Womenswold, near Canterbury. Upon arrival, crews wearing...11/04/2018 19:2411/04/2018 20:376
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