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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
UPDATED 8PM: Weather-related incidents - across Kent and Medway
Incident details
This post will provide a summary of all incidents attended by Kent Fire and Rescue Service during Storm Ciara. The list will be updated throughout the day. 
 
8PM UPDATE: 
 
6.49pm - Sychem Place, Five Oak Green, Tonbridge - flooding to properties, crews working to assess and salvage 
 
6.42pm - Redwall Lane, Linton, Maidstone - flooding to properties, crews working to salvage and pump out 
 
6.40pm - South Eastern Road, Ramsgate - internal flooding caused by rain following earlier storm wind damage to roof of premises. Crews working to salvage property and make scene safe. 
 
5.28pm - Hodsoll Street, Sevenoaks - technical rescue crews cleared a fallen tree from carriageway 
 
5.26pm - Chalket Lane, Pembury, Tunbridge Wells - loose ridge tiles at a domestic property made safe 
 
5.15pm - Station Road, Martin Mill, Dover - high-voltage power cables damaged by storm winds, scene made safe by crews and electrical safety engineers called 
 
4.11pm - Eureka Leisure Park, Ashford - unsafe structure at commercial premises made safe by fire crews 
 
4:06pm - Swanley train station (vicinity of) - obstruction on railway line meaning passengers had to be transferred to another train. KFRS in attendance to assist. 
 
4.01pm - Broad Lane, Betteshanger, Deal - power cables damaged by fallen tree, affected area made safe and handed over to electrical safety engineers 
 
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4PM UPDATE: 
 
3.46pm - The Lancers, Folkestone - reports of tiles falling from a roof 
 
3.44pm - Canterbury Road, Folkestone - downed power cable arcing, crews awaiting attendance from electrical safety engineers 
 
3.33pm - Albert Court, Ramsgate - loosened building materials from a property under construction made safe by firefighters 
 
3.21pm - Middle Row, Maidstone - loose flag pole overhanging public pavement cordoned off while firefighters attempt to make safe 
 
2.55pm - Recreation Ground Road, Tenterden - loose skylight being dealt with by firefighters 
 
2.54pm - High Street, Dartford - broken windows at a commercial premises made safe 
 
2.34pm - St Francis Close, Rochester - two trees down across carriageway preventing residents from exiting properties, crews attempting to make scene safe and awaiting technical rescue team 
 
2.11pm - Parsonage Lane, Bobbing, Sittingbourne - tree down on electrical cables, crews liaising with other agencies to resolve 
 
1.55pm - Candy Dene Weldon, Ebbsfleet Valley - firefighters called to remove a fallen fence panel blocking only exit from a domestic property 
 
1.52pm - Coronation Drive, Great Chart, Ashford - downed power cable, crews liaising with electrical safety engineers to make safe 
 
1.51pm - Thames Way, Gravesend - downed tree in carriageway cut up and moved to safety by firefighters 
 
1.49pm - Middle Deal Road, Deal - loose ridge tiles falling from domestic roof, crews made scene safe 
 
1.39pm - Caling Croft, New Ash Green - large fallen tree cut up and removed by KFRS technical rescue team 
 
1.35pm - St Bart's Road, Sandwich - wind-loosened roof of domestic car port made safe by crews 
 
1.09pm - St Bart's Road, Sandwich - partial collapse of gable end of property collapsed onto garden and nearby vehicle - no injuries reported 
 
1.08pm - Shottendane Road, Margate - fallen tree branches cut away on brow of hill 
 
12.51pm - West Street, Gravesend - industrial fence panel fallen into carriageway, cut up and moved by firefighters 
 
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12.36pm - Turnden Road, Cranbrook - large tree down across road, power cables involved, crews working with other agencies to make scene safe 
 
12.34pm - High Street, Broadstairs - crews making scene safe following partial roof collapse on to nearby vehicles, no casualties reported 
 
12.28pm - South Eastern Road, Ramsgate - debris from flat roof detached from property - crews on scene to make safe 
 
12.18pm - Palace Street, Canterbury - loose signage removed at commercial premises 
 
12.18pm - Dartford Road, Dartford - debris trapped in tree overhanging public road - crews on scene, liaising with other agencies to make scene safe 
 
12.11pm - Crossways Boulevard, Greenhithe - loose signage being made safe at commercial premises 
 
12.00pm - Central Avenue, Sittingbourne - area around public leisure facility cordoned off while crews attempt to make scene safe due to falling debris 
 
11.35am - Shenley Road, Dartford - making scene safe after tree fell on house, no injuries reported 
 
11.26am - Orange Street, Canterbury - loose signage removed at commercial premises 
 
11.15am - Barrey Road, Sevington, Ashford - loose signage removed at commercial premises 
 
11.03am - Wellington Parade, Kingsdown, Deal - corrugated metal sheets removed from scaffolding and made safe 
 
10.32am - St Margaret's Street, Canterbury - loose signage removed at commercial premises 
 
10.16am - Tanyard Hill, Shore, Gravesend - large tree down on power lines, crews working with electrical safety engineers to make the scene safe 
 
10.12am - Margate Road, Broadstairs - loose signage made safe at commercial premises and glass roof checked for safety 
 
10.09am - Rushenden Road, Queenborough - loose scaffolding made safe by fire crews 
 
10.04am - Wellcome Avenue, Dartford - loose scaffolding made safe by fire crews 
 
9.41am - Royal Road, Ramsgate - reports of loose scaffolding boards, moved to a safer location by firefighters 
 
8.48am - A249 Maidstone-bound carriageway - technical rescue firefighters used a chainsaw to remove a downed tree in a dangerous position
Start date and time
09/02/2020 08:30
Number of fire engines
0
Equipment
  • Rescue - Safe access equipment
  • Access - Small tools
  • Access - Ladder - 13.5m
  • Access - Ladder - 10m
  • Access - Ladder - 7m
  • Access - Ladder - short extension
  • Water - Light portable pump
  • Water - Submersible pump
Special and Support vehicles
  • Height vehicle
  • Technical rescue unit
Partner agencies
  • Kent Police
  • South East Coast Ambulance Service (SECAmb)
  • Electrical safety engineer (UK Power Networks)
  • Highways England traffic officers
  • Local authority officer
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