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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
House fire in Broadstairs
Incident details
Kent Fire and Rescue Service was called to Hugin Avenue in Broadstairs to reports of a house fire. Two fire engines attended and crews wearing breathing apparatus extinguished a blaze in a first floor bedroom, using a hose reel jet and a main jet. The fire is believed to have started accidentally after radiated heat from a hairdryer set fire to bedding. There were no reported injuries. 
 
Following this incident, fire crews are urging people to take care after using heated electrical items. Leanne McMahon, Group Manager for Community Safety said: “Even if you've unplugged an electrical item, if it’s something that heats up for use, such as hair straighteners, it can take some time to cool down fully. Straight after use be sure to place these items in a safe place to cool, away from bedding, clothing, curtains or carpet, to avoid radiated heat causing a fire. It's best to wait until items are fully cooled before storing them away.” 
Start date and time
12/10/2019 09:11
Stop date and time
12/10/2019 09:42
Number of fire engines
2
Equipment
  • Firefighting - Main jet (hose)
  • Firefighting - High-pressure hose reel jet
  • PPE - Breathing apparatus
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