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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
Chimney fire in Canterbury
Incident details
Kent Fire and Rescue Service was called to reports of a chimney fire in a property on Church Lane in Canterbury. Two fire engines were sent to the scene, and crews arrived to smoke issuing from the chimney and first floor window. Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus used ladders, chimney gear and a hose reel jet to extinguish the fire, before fully ventilating the property. No casualties were reported, and the cause is believed to be accidental. 
 
Following the incident, crews are urging anyone with a chimney, woodburner or other real-flame appliance, to ensure you regularly have it swept and maintained. Whatever fuel you burn, it is important that the chimney is kept clean and that you avoid allowing soot, ash, or debris to build up.
Start date and time
25/02/2021 17:40
Stop date and time
25/02/2021 18:41
Location of incident
Canterbury
Number of fire engines
2
Equipment
  • Firefighting - High-pressure hose reel jet
  • Firefighting - Chimney gear
  • PPE - Breathing apparatus
  • Access - Ladder - 7m
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