Fire in 7th floor flat - Gravesend
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.
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Hose reel jet,Breathing apparatus,Positive pressure ventilation fan,Thermal imaging camera,Lighting
Special and Support vehicles
- Height vehicle
- Command support unit
- Electrical safety engineer (UK Power Networks)
- Local authority officer