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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
Cliff collapse in EastchurchLATEST: 1300 Sunday 31 May 2020 Emergency services returned to the scene of a cliff collapse just after 7am on Sunday 31 May 2020. A further significant section of the cliff at Surf Crescent and...29/05/2020 21:4731/05/2020 18:421
Rubbish fire in Herne BayUpdate 1535: Firefighting work is now complete and crews have left the scene of a large rubbish fire in Thornden Wood Road, Herne Bay. One fire engine attended and crews used a hose reel jet...10/06/2020 12:0410/06/2020 12:571
Shed alight near SevenoaksKent Fire and Rescue Service was called to a shed alight in High Street, Seal near Sevenoaks. One fire engine attended and crews extinguished the fire which had also spread to fencing. There were no...17/06/2020 06:2117/06/2020 06:381
Chimney fire in AshfordKent Fire and Rescue Service was called to reports of a chimney fire on Summer Leeze in Ashford. One fire engine was in attendance and crews used a ladder and chimney gear to tackle the blaze and...11/01/2020 19:4711/01/2020 20:321
Horse rescued from River Beult near MaidstoneKent Fire and Rescue Service was called to reports of a horse stuck in the River Beult near Water Lane in Headcorn, Maidstone. One fire engine, a water safety unit and an animal rescue unit attended....23/10/2019 10:5423/10/2019 12:171
Kitchen fire in MaidstoneFirefighters were called by the occupier of a property in Lamkin Way, Maidstone, after the kitchen caught fire. While 999 control room operators gave the occupant safety advice over the phone,...24/10/2019 18:5724/10/2019 19:291
Chimney fire in MargateKent Fire and Rescue Service was called to reports of a chimney fire on Marlowe Road in Margate. One fire engine was in attendance and crews used chimney gear to extinguish the flames, which were...25/10/2019 22:0025/10/2019 22:381
Teenager helped to safety by firefighters in FolkestoneKent Fire and Rescue Service was called to help a teenage girl who had got stuck about 20 meters down a steep bank in Folkestone. The girl had taken a shortcut down the side of a muddy bank that...10/11/2019 15:0710/11/2019 15:361
UPDATE: Haystack fire near CranbrookUPDATE at 0850 on 5 September: The earlier advice for people living near to Wittersham Road, Wittersham near Cranbrook, to close windows and doors due to smoke has been...03/09/2019 23:4805/09/2019 02:291
Out of control bonfire in CanterburyKent Fire and Rescue Service was called to Harcourt Drive in Canterbury after a bonfire in the back garden of a home, became out of control, spreading to nearby bins, a hedge and a car. One fire...07/09/2019 15:2507/09/2019 15:491
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