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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.

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Crews tackle fire at derelict pub
Incident details
Update: 7.00pm - Monday 13 April 2020 
Firefighting work is now complete, with most of the building now demolished. The scene has been left in the care of the local district council. 
The earlier advice to close windows and doors has now been lifted. 
Update: 4.30pm - Monday 13 April 2020 
Steady progress is being made to cool the surrounding area with hose reel jets, while large plant machinery is being used to demolish the building. 
The cause of fire is being treated as suspected arson. 
Officers from Kent Police are appealing for information about the incident. 
Witnesses are asked to contact police on 01843 222289 quoting reference 46/63637/20. 
You can also contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously by calling 0800 555 111 or using the anonymous online form at 
Update: 12.30pm - Monday 13 April 2020 
Kent Fire and Rescue Service remains at the scene, with two fire engines, a height vehicle and its Technical Rescue team now in attendance. 
Crews are working with building control officers to make the area safe. 
People living nearby are still asked to keep their windows and doors shut while work continues at the scene. 
Update: 7:20am - Monday 13 April 2020 
One fire engine remains at the scene while the fire burns out under controlled conditions. 
No casualties were reported. 
The advice to keep windows and doors closed remains in place.   
Kent Fire and Rescue Service is currently at the scene of a fire at a derelict pub in Burgess Road, Aylesham. 
Six fire engines, a height vehicle and a bulk water carrier have been sent to the scene to tackle the blaze. 
Crews wearing breathing apparatus are using hose reel jets to extinguish the flames. 
People who live nearby are asked to keep their windows and doors closed as a precaution due to smoke. 
More to come.
Start date and time
13/04/2020 01:35
Stop date and time
13/04/2020 17:18
Burgess Road
United Kingdom
Number of fire engines
  • Firefighting - High-pressure hose reel jet
  • PPE - Breathing apparatus
Special and Support vehicles
  • Height vehicle
  • Technical rescue unit
  • Bulk water carrier
Partner agencies
  • Kent Police
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