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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
Update: Commercial building fire in HooUpdate: 10:45am 7 September Firefighting operations at the scene of an industrial unit fire on Vicarage Lane in Hoo, concluded yesterday at 13:50pm. Crews have systematically worked their way...04/09/2020 04:3006/09/2020 13:5010
Update: Building fire near ChathamUpdate: 10pm Fire crews have completed firefighting operations at this incident, however a watching brief for any hot spots is being maintained overnight. The building has been significantly...10/09/2020 13:3310/09/2020 20:1610
Large corn field fire in GillinghamUpdate at 09:40 on 31 July: Firefighters worked to tackle the blaze, and wind caused the fire to spread to pine trees and outbuildings. Crews used compressed air foam to prevent fire spread to...30/07/2020 15:5730/07/2020 21:1210
Update: Industrial building fire in Rochester Update: 11:20am Firefighting operations on Clipper Close in Rochester have now been completed, and duty of care has been handed back to the land owner. There were no reported injuries and the...27/05/2020 02:2927/05/2020 10:5110
Industrial building fire - Chatham docksKent Fire and Rescue Service was called to a fire in a large industrial building on the Chatham docks. Ten fire engines, as well as specialist units including a high volume pump and height vehicle,...21/05/2017 03:0021/05/2017 21:5110
Large rubbish fire on Medway City EstateUPDATE: 10:30 The main seats of the fire are now extinguished and a mechanical digger is being used to expose remaining hot spots which are being damped down with a hand held jet. Crews managed to...07/06/2015 17:3408/06/2015 09:3210
Fire in CanterburyMONDAY AFTERNOON UPDATE Crews have now left the scene of this fire and the duty of care has been passed back to the building owners. 6am MONDAY UPDATE Crews remained at the scene overnight on...04/07/2015 14:2806/07/2015 13:2010
Large fire in WrothamUpdate 9am (30 November): Two fire engines remain at the scene of a fire involving workshops and garages in Tower Industrial Estate, Wrotham, damping down hotspots. Firefighters worked through the...29/11/2015 17:5830/11/2015 11:5810
Latest update on large fire at Brands Hatch workshopUPDATE: 1.55pm Firefighters are expected to remain at Brands Hatch until around 2.30pm today, after a large fire broke out in a workshop overnight. Crews have been using a jet to cool oxyacetylene...07/11/2017 00:3707/11/2017 14:259
Canterbury Kebab house fireFriday, 27 October 8.30am UPDATE Around 45 firefighters, eight fire engines, a height vehicle and command support unit were called to reports of a chimney fire in a kebab shop in St Dunstan’s...26/10/2017 20:2127/10/2017 00:048
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