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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 in a property extension in Rainham
Incident details
Kent Fire and Rescue Service was called to reports of a wooden extension on the side of a house alight, in Ploughmans Way, Rainham. Four fire engines attended and crews wearing breathing apparatus used hose reel jets and water from a hydrant to put the fire out. 
 
There were no reported casualties, and the fire is believed to have started accidentally, as a result of an occupant charring wood nearby. 
 
Following this incident, firefighters are urging residents to keep controlled burning of any kind, whether it's a bonfire, fire pit or barbecue, well away from fences, greenery and property. It's also advisable to avoid having controlled fires in windy conditions, as this can cause it to spread rapidly. 
Start date and time
07/02/2021 10:35
Stop date and time
07/02/2021 12:39
Location of incident
Ploughmans Way, Rainham, Kent ME8
Number of fire engines
4
Equipment
  • Firefighting - High-pressure hose reel jet
  • PPE - Breathing apparatus
  • Water - hydrant supply
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