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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
Horse box fire in Canterbury
Incident details
Kent Fire and Rescue Service was called to a horse box and trailer alight in Well Lane, Canterbury. 
 
Three fire engines attended and crews wearing breathing apparatus extinguished the flames with hose reel jets and drag rakes. 
 
The blaze was caused by embers from a nearby bonfire that spread to the horse box and trailer, which were empty at the time of the incident. 
 
There were no casualties.   
 
If lighting a bonfire, you can follow these simple safety tips to reduce the risk of an emergency: 
 
- Build your bonfire well clear of buildings, garden sheds, outdoor structures, fences, hedges and over handing branches. 
- Keep bonfires to a manageable size and evenly built, so they collapse inwards as they burn. 
- Never leave burning bonfires unattended. 
- Make sure the fire is out before leaving.
Start date and time
12/03/2020 18:36
Stop date and time
12/03/2020 19:21
Well Lane
Canterbury
Kent
CT2
United Kingdom
Number of fire engines
3
Equipment
  • Firefighting - High-pressure hose reel jet
  • Firefighting - Drag rake
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