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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
Commercial building fire in Maidstone
Incident details
Update: 6:30pm 
All firefighting operations at the scene of a building fire on Gravelly Bottom Road in Maidstone have now been completed, and crews have left the site. Earlier advice to keep windows and doors closed in the area has also now been lifted. 
 
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Update: 12:00pm 
Crews are making steady progress in extinguishing the fire on Gravelly Bottom Road in Kingswood, Maidstone. Three fire engines and a bulk water carrier remain at the scene, and firefighters are using main jets and hose reel jets to tackle the blaze. Kent Police have also been on the scene to assist in establishing the cause of fire. 
 
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Update: 7:45am 
Three fire engines remain at the scene of a commercial building fire on Gravelly Bottom Road in Kingswood, Maidstone. Firefighters have been using a bulk water carrier, main jets and water from a hydrant to extinguish the flames. Earlier advice issued to nearby residents to keep windows and doors closed as a precaution due to smoke is still in place. 
 
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Kent Fire and Rescue Service is currently responding to a commercial building fire on Gravelly Bottom Road in Maidstone. Four fire engines and a bulk water carrier have been sent to the scene to tackle the flames. Drivers and other road users are advised to avoid the area while crews deal with the blaze, and residents living nearby are being advised to close windows and doors due to a large smoke plume coming from the fire. More to follow.
Start date and time
14/09/2019 02:23
Stop date and time
14/09/2019 17:12
Gravelly Bottom Road
Maidstone
Kent
ME17
United Kingdom
Number of fire engines
4
Equipment
  • Firefighting - Main jet (hose)
  • PPE - Breathing apparatus
  • Water - hydrant supply
Special and Support vehicles
  • Bulk water carrier
Partner agencies
  • Kent Police
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