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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
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
Calves rescued after falling into drainage system near MaidstoneKent Fire and Rescue Service was called to reports of two calves stuck in an old drainage system hole on private land in Linton Hill, Linton near Maidstone. The cover over the hole gave way, plunging...09/06/2019 13:2209/06/2019 15:301
Hedge hit by lightning in HadlowFirefighters responded to reports 40m of hedge that was alight in Bells Farm Road, Hadlow at 8pm, believed to have been caused by lightning. One fire engine was sent and crews used two hose reels...25/07/2019 20:0025/07/2019 20:501
Two people treated for burns after car fire in GillinghamKent Fire and Rescue Service was called to a fire involving a car on a transporter on Barnsole Road in Gillingham. On arrival crews found a car well alight and two males presenting with burns. One...21/08/2019 16:4521/08/2019 17:351
Washing machine fire in AshfordKent Fire and Rescue Service responded to reports of a washing machine fire in Loudon Way, Ashford. The fire was contained to a garage attached to a business premises. Crews in breathing...15/09/2018 14:0015/09/2018 14:291
Wheelie bin fire in ChathamKent Fire and Rescue Service was called to a fire in a wheelie bin on the High Street in Chatham. Firefighters extinguished the fire. There were no reported injuries and the cause of the fire...27/09/2018 23:3327/09/2018 23:431
Bus fire in AshfordFirefighters were called to a fire involving a single-decker bus in Fougeres Way, Ashford. One fire engine is on the scene, and crews in breathing apparatus put out the blaze using a hose reel jet....28/09/2018 10:1428/09/2018 10:421
Gas bottle explosion - Addington near West MallingThree people have been treated by paramedics for injuries including shock and minor burns following the suspected explosion of a blowtorch gas bottle in a property in Clearway, Addington, near West...28/10/2018 11:4728/10/2018 12:511
Bonfire out of control in CanterburyFirefighters are urging people to take care when having bonfires and to make sure they are an appropriate size for the premises, following a near miss last night. Kent Fire and Rescue Service was...02/11/2018 21:4102/11/2018 21:591
Car gas explosion in SittingbourneKent Fire and Rescue Service responded to a car fire following a gas explosion inside the vehicle in Mill Way, Sittingbourne. One fire engine attended, and upon arrival there was no one inside the...03/11/2018 19:5903/11/2018 20:561
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