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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
Out of control bonfire in Swanley
Incident details
Kent Fire and Rescue Service was called to an out of control bonfire on St Mary's Road in Swanley. Two fire engines were sent to the scene, and crews wearing breathing apparatus used a hose reel jet to extinguish the bonfire. No casualties were reported. 
 
Crews are reminding the public if they wish to light a bonfire, to take extra precautions and keep our safety tips in mind, to reduce the risk of an emergency: 
 
- Never leave bonfires unattended 
- Avoid lighting them in windy conditions 
- Once you have finished with it, dampen it down fully with water making sure that the fire is out and surroundings are made safe before leaving 
- Keep them well away from buildings, trees, foliage and overhanging branches
Start date and time
01/11/2020 20:17
Stop date and time
01/11/2020 20:34
Location of incident
Swanley
Number of fire engines
2
Equipment
  • Firefighting - High-pressure hose reel jet
  • PPE - Breathing apparatus
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