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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
Large outbuilding fire in Maidstone
Incident details
Update: 15:50pm 
 
Firefighting operations at the scene of a barn fire on Upper Fant Road in Maidstone have now been completed. Crews have left the scene and duty of care has been handed back to the land owner. 
 
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Kent Fire and Rescue Service is responding to a large outbuilding fire on Upper Fant Road in Maidstone. At its height, four fire engines and a bulk water carrier were in attendance, and crews arrived to a barn containing bales of straw well alight. Crews have been working throughout the morning using main jets, compressed air foam and water from a hydrant to bring the blaze under control. Residents living or working nearby have also been advised via social media to keep windows and doors closed as a precaution due to smoke. 
 
The incident was reduced to one fire engine at around 3:26am and crews are making steady progress in extinguishing the fire. No casualties have been reported and the exact cause is not yet known.
Start date and time
15/09/2019 00:01
Stop date and time
15/09/2019 15:50
Upper Fant Road
Maidstone
Kent
ME16
United Kingdom
Number of fire engines
4
Equipment
  • Firefighting - Main jet (hose)
  • Firefighting - Compressed air foam system (CAFs)
  • PPE - Breathing apparatus
  • Water - hydrant supply
Special and Support vehicles
  • Bulk water carrier
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