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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
Hot ash starts fire in Whitstable
Incident details
Kent Fire and Rescue Service was called to a fire at a domestic property on Island Wall in Whitstable. Three fire engines were sent to the scene and firefighters arrived to an external fire rapidly spreading on the corner of the building. Crews wearing breathing apparatus used hose reel jets and a main jet to tackle the blaze, and worked quickly to prevent any internal fire spread. 
 
The fire is believed to have started accidentally after hot ash was emptied from a log burning stove and stored outside in a bag. The heat from the ash is thought to have spread to a nearby bin, before igniting and spreading to the building. Following the incident, crews are reminding the public to never put hot ashes into the bin, and to ensure the ash has fully cooled before safe and appropriate disposal.
Start date and time
18/11/2019 10:39
Stop date and time
18/11/2019 11:49
Island Wall
Whitstable
Kent
United Kingdom
Number of fire engines
3
Equipment
  • Firefighting - Main jet (hose)
  • Firefighting - High-pressure hose reel jet
  • PPE - Breathing apparatus
  • Access - Small tools
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