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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
Kitchen fire in Tunbridge Wells
Incident details
Kent Fire and Rescue Service was called to a fire in a kitchen on Laurel Road, Tunbridge Wells. Crews wearing breathing apparatus used a hose reel jet to put out the fire and a positive pressure ventilation fan to clear the smoke away. 
 
Following this incident firefighters are urging people to: 
- Avoid storing or placing household items on your cooker or stove 
- Keep your cooker, grill, and oven clean to avoid a build-up of grease and fat that could start a fire 
- Keep children and pets well away from your cooking area 
- Fit a working smoke alarm on each floor of your home and test it weekly to ensure it provides early warning in the event of a fire. 
 
More information here: www.kent.fire-uk.org/your-safety/home-safety/a-z-of-safety-what-are-the-risks/kitchen-safety/
Start date and time
31/08/2020 14:26
Stop date and time
31/08/2020 15:56
Number of fire engines
2
Equipment
  • Firefighting - High-pressure hose reel jet
  • Firefighting - Positive pressure ventilation fan
  • PPE - Breathing apparatus
Partner agencies
  • KFRS Volunteer Response Team
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