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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
Fire in 7th floor flat - Gravesend
Incident details
Around 30 firefighters with six fire engines, a height vehicle and a command support unit have tackled a fire in a flat on the 7th floor of a tower block in Gravesham Court, Gravesend. 
 
Upon arrival, crews were faced with a heavily smoke-logged flat, with smoke also affecting the rest of the seventh floor. 
 
Crews used six sets of breathing apparatus to locate and contain the fire before extinguishing it using high-pressure hose reel jets. Positive pressure ventilation fans were used to clear smoke and fumes from the building. 
 
There are no reports of any injuries and the cause of the fire is not yet known, but will be investigated. 
Start date and time
17/02/2016 16:57
Stop date and time
17/02/2016 17:55
Gravesham Court
Gravesend
Kent
DA12
United Kingdom
Number of fire engines
7
Number of firefighters
30
Equipment
Hose reel jet,Breathing apparatus,Positive pressure ventilation fan,Thermal imaging camera,Lighting
Special and Support vehicles
  • Height vehicle
  • Command support unit
Partner agencies
  • Electrical safety engineer (UK Power Networks)
  • Local authority officer
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