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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.

IncidentIncident detailsStart date and timeStop date and timeNumber of fire engines
Chimney fire in MargateKent Fire and Rescue Service was called to reports of a chimney fire on Marlowe Road in Margate. One fire engine was in attendance and crews used chimney gear to extinguish the flames, which were...25/10/2019 22:0025/10/2019 22:381
Out of control bonfire in CanterburyKent Fire and Rescue Service was called to Harcourt Drive in Canterbury after a bonfire in the back garden of a home, became out of control, spreading to nearby bins, a hedge and a car. One fire...07/09/2019 15:2507/09/2019 15:491
UPDATE: Haystack fire near CranbrookUPDATE at 0850 on 5 September: The earlier advice for people living near to Wittersham Road, Wittersham near Cranbrook, to close windows and doors due to smoke has been...03/09/2019 23:4805/09/2019 02:291
Two people treated for burns after car fire in GillinghamKent Fire and Rescue Service was called to a fire involving a car on a transporter on Barnsole Road in Gillingham. On arrival crews found a car well alight and two males presenting with burns. One...21/08/2019 16:4521/08/2019 17:351
Hedge hit by lightning in HadlowFirefighters responded to reports 40m of hedge that was alight in Bells Farm Road, Hadlow at 8pm, believed to have been caused by lightning. One fire engine was sent and crews used two hose reels...25/07/2019 20:0025/07/2019 20:501
Calves rescued after falling into drainage system near MaidstoneKent Fire and Rescue Service was called to reports of two calves stuck in an old drainage system hole on private land in Linton Hill, Linton near Maidstone. The cover over the hole gave way, plunging...09/06/2019 13:2209/06/2019 15:301
Dramatic donkey ditch rescue in Bethersden Kent Fire and Rescue Service was called to rescue a donkey that had become stuck in a shallow ditch in Bull Hill, Bethersden near Ashford. A fire engine and the KFRS Animal Rescue Unit was sent to...25/05/2019 09:1425/05/2019 10:411
Two car crash in MargateKent Fire and Rescue Service was called to a two-car crash in Marine Gardens, Margate. One fire engine attended and all occupants were out of the vehicles. Two casualties were given first aid by fire...11/05/2019 07:0811/05/2019 07:381
100 tonnes of hay on fire near RochesterKent Fire and Rescue Service was called to a fire involving approximately 100 tonnes of baled hay in New Court Road, Burham, near Rochester. One fire engine was sent to the scene and the fire was...12/04/2019 14:0212/04/2019 19:381
Larkfield oven fireKent Fire and Rescue Service (KFRS) was called to Marlowe Road, Larkfield at 5.23pm to reports of smoke seen around an oven. When firefighters arrived, they found that the 999 call had been made...05/04/2019 17:2305/04/2019 17:381
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