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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
Furniture shop fire in Farningham
Incident details
LATEST: 7:30am 
One fire engine remains at the scene of a fire at a furniture store in the High Street, Farningham. Although the fire was contained to an area of the single storey shop the building has been severely damaged. The fire is now out and the cause is yet to be determined. 
 
UPDATE: 4:20am 
Firefighters have also treated two people; a woman in her 60s and a man in his 70s, for the effects of breathing in smoke. 
 
UPDATE: 3:45am 
Crews wearing breathing apparatus are working hard to tackle the fire and have made good progress and have contained it to a section of the single storey building, that measures 15mtrs by 5mtrs. A height vehicle has also been sent to the scene to tackle the fire from above. Crews are using main jets and hose reel jets to fight the fire. 
 
UPDATE 3:20am 
Kent Fire and Rescue Service is at the scene of a large fire in a furniture shop on the High Street in Farningham near Dartford. Eight fire engines have been sent to the incident and crews are working hard to tackle the fire and to protect neighbouring properties. A safety warning has been issued to people living near the fire to keep windows and doors closed due to the large volumes of smoke. There are no reported injuries at this stage and the cause of the fire isn't known.
Start date and time
06/11/2019 02:26
Stop date and time
06/11/2019 10:05
Number of fire engines
8
Equipment
  • Firefighting - Main jet (hose)
  • Firefighting - High-pressure hose reel jet
  • PPE - Breathing apparatus
Special and Support vehicles
  • Height vehicle
  • Command support unit
Partner agencies
  • Kent Police
  • South East Coast Ambulance Service (SECAmb)
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