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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
Fire at recycling centre - Northfleet
Incident details
Update 10pm - Sunday, 22 April 2018 
Firefighters remain at the scene of a large fire involving a single storey industrial unit used as a recycling and waste collection plant in New Barn Road, Northfleet. 
 
At the height of the fire, eight fire engines, a hose layer, height vehicle, water unit and water shuttle were in operation fighting the blaze and crews worked hard to bring it under control. A drone was also used to provide a view from the sky to assist incident commanders on the ground. 
 
By 4.30pm (Sunday) the incident was reduced to three fire engines and a mechanical digger was used to remove debris. Ground monitors a main jet and a light portable pump were also in operation. It is anticipated that one fire engine and crew will remain on site overnight. 
 
Update 8.45am - Sunday, 22 April 2018 
Kent Fire and Rescue Service crews remain in attendance at a large fire at a recycling centre on New Barn Road, Northfleet. Overnight there have been eight fire engines in attendance with periodical relief crews from various stations across the county ensuring crew welfare. In addition, resources including a bulk water unit, height vehicle and drone have been used to assess and tackle the fire. 
 
Crews have used a variety of firefighting equipment to tackle the blaze including wearing breathing apparatus for safety from the smoke and using ground monitors, water jets and cold cut firefighting system. 
 
We currently have 6 fire engines in attendance and smoke continues to come from the site which is going over the A2 carriageway we would like to reassure the public that our crews are still in attendance and are dealing with this incident but to please adhere to the temporary speed restrictions on the A2. 
 
Crews are likely to be in attendance for the majority of today. 
 
21 April 2018 
 
Kent Fire and Rescue Service is currently attending a large fire at a recycling centre on New Barn Road, Northfleet. Currently there are six fire engines, a bulk water unit and a height vehicle at the scene. Crews are tackling the fire wearing breathing apparatus and using water jets and cold cut firefighting system. 
 
Local residents are asked to close windows and doors due to the smoke in the area.
Start date and time
21/04/2018 18:30
New Barn Road
Northfleet
Kent
DA13
United Kingdom
Number of fire engines
8
Equipment
  • Firefighting - Main jet (hose)
  • Firefighting - High-pressure hose reel jet
  • Firefighting - Coldcut firefighting system
  • Firefighting - Ground monitor
  • PPE - Breathing apparatus
Special and Support vehicles
  • Height vehicle
  • Command support unit
  • Bulk water carrier
  • Unmanned aerial vehicle (drone)
Partner agencies
  • Kent Police
  • Highways England traffic officers
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