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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
Update: Fire in Herne Bay wildlife parkUpdate at 20:15: The fire at The Wildwood Trust on Herne Common, in Herne Bay, is now out. Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus used main jets to tackle the fire and prevent it from spreading....14/09/2020 15:3014/09/2020 20:064
Grass fire in AylesfordKent Fire and Rescue Service was called to a grass fire on Mount Pleasant in Aylesford. Two fire engines were sent to the scene, and firefighters arrived to a large amount of grass and undergrowth...13/09/2020 12:2013/09/2020 12:452
Skip fire in SwanscombeKent Fire and Rescue Service was called to a skip alight on Craylands Lane in Swanscombe. Two fire engines were sent to the scene and crews wearing breathing apparatus used hose reel jets to...12/09/2020 13:3112/09/2020 13:592
Hedge fire in MaidstoneKent Fire and Rescue Service was called to reports of a garden hedge fire on Loose Road in Maidstone. One fire engine was sent to the scene and crews arrived to find a hedge and small amount of...12/09/2020 11:0012/09/2020 11:221
Car fire in Twydall near GillinghamThree people have been passed to the care of paramedics following a car fire in Beechings Way, Twydall, near Gillingham. After extinguishing the flames using a high-pressure hose, firefighters...10/09/2020 20:5010/09/2020 21:472
Update: Building fire near ChathamUpdate: 10pm Fire crews have completed firefighting operations at this incident, however a watching brief for any hot spots is being maintained overnight. The building has been significantly...10/09/2020 13:3310/09/2020 20:1610
NotificationKent Fire and Rescue Service is flying its drone in the St Mary's Island area of Chatham. For privacy enquiries contact us quoting reference number 1047.10/09/2020 15:3010/09/2020 20:160
Out-of-control bonfire in Hawkhurst, near CranbrookKent Fire and Rescue Service was called to reports of large amounts of smoke in Slip Mill Lane, in Hawkhurst, near Cranbrook. Three fire engines were sent to the scene and crews used hose reel...10/09/2020 02:2410/09/2020 02:573
Bin store fire in ChathamKent Fire and Rescue Service was called to reports of a bin store alight in Hopewell Drive, Chatham. Two fire engines attended and crews used hose reel jets to extinguish the flames. No...09/09/2020 05:5609/09/2020 07:002
Sinking boat in SandwichKent Fire and Rescue Service was called to reports of a sinking motor boat on the River Stour in Richborough, Sandwich. Three fire engines attended, as well as the Water Safety Unit, and crews...09/09/2020 00:0609/09/2020 04:073
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