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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
Chimney fire near Canterbury
Incident details
Kent Fire and Rescue Service was called to reports of a chimney fire on Elbridge Hill, near Canterbury. Three fire engines were sent to the scene, and crews wearing breathing apparatus used ladders, small tools, a hose reel jet and chimney gear to gain access and extinguish the fire. No casualties were reported, and the cause is believed to be accidental due to a build up of soot in the chimney flue. 
 
Following the incident, crews are reminding the public to ensure chimneys, woodburners and fireplaces are regularly swept to reduce the risk of a fire. An open fire or stove can be a focal point in your home, but they must be properly maintained to help prevent fires and structural damage to your property.
Start date and time
02/11/2020 17:19
Stop date and time
02/11/2020 18:48
Location of incident
Canterbury
Number of fire engines
3
Equipment
  • Firefighting - High-pressure hose reel jet
  • Firefighting - Chimney gear
  • Access - Small tools
  • Access - Ladder - short extension
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