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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
NotificationKent Fire and Rescue Service has launched its unmanned aerial vehicle (drone) in the vicinity of Yorkletts, near Whitstable. For privacy concerns please contact us quoting 2487.17/08/2018 10:1217/08/2018 11:220
NotificationKent Fire and Rescue Service is flying its drone in the Maidstone area. For privacy queries contact us quoting reference 1725.18/10/2019 12:4218/10/2019 13:300
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
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
Dramatic donkey ditch rescue in Bethersden Kent Fire and Rescue Service was called to rescue a donkey that had become stuck in a shallow ditch in Bull Hill, Bethersden near Ashford. A fire engine and the KFRS Animal Rescue Unit was sent to...25/05/2019 09:1425/05/2019 10:411
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