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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
Vehicle fire spreads to house - Isle of Grain
Incident details
Kent Fire and Rescue Service was called to reports of a vehicle alight on the driveway of a property in St James Close on the Isle of Grain. Two fire engines were initially dispatched to investigate, however further calls giving more detail about the fire meant that two additional fire engines were sent to the scene. 
 
When the first two fire engines arrived at the scene, and crews immediately set about tackling the blaze, with firefighters wearing breathing apparatus attacking the fire with a pair of high-pressure hose reel jets, a main jet and a fog spike (a system used to reduce fire temperature from outside a building by punching small holes in a wall or ceiling). 
 
Unfortunately, due to the location of the vehicle that caught alight, flames had spread to the adjacent house, causing damage on both the ground and first floor of the property. 
 
The vehicle was destroyed by the flames, but thankfully there are no reports of any injuries. The cause of the fire has not yet been determined, but deliberate action is suspected, so Kent Police has been informed and the incident will be investigated.
Start date and time
21/09/2019 20:59
Stop date and time
22/09/2019 03:50
Saint James Close
Isle of Grain
Medway
ME3
United Kingdom
Number of fire engines
4
Equipment
  • Firefighting - Main jet (hose)
  • Firefighting - High-pressure hose reel jet
  • Firefighting - Fog spike
  • PPE - Breathing apparatus
  • Water - hydrant supply
  • Water - fire engine tank supply
  • Support - Lighting
Partner agencies
  • Kent Police
  • Electrical safety engineer (UK Power Networks)
  • Gas safety engineer
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