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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
Kitchen fire in Walderslade
Incident details
Kent Fire and Rescue Service was called to a kitchen fire on Goad Avenue in Walderslade, near Chatham. Two fire engines were sent to the incident, and crews arrived to a fire on the kitchen hob. Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus used a hose reel jet to extinguish the blaze, which is believed to have started accidentally due to items being left on the cooking area. 
 
Crews are urging the public to keep cooking areas clean and clear at all times to reduce the risk of a fire. This includes keeping hobs clear of any household items that could catch fire, such as washing baskets, tea towels, clothing or appliances. 
 
You should also keep your cooker, grill and oven clean to avoid a build-up of grease and fat that could start a fire, and fit at least one working smoke alarm on each floor of your home.
Start date and time
02/11/2020 19:30
Stop date and time
02/11/2020 20:17
Location of incident
Chatham
Number of fire engines
2
Equipment
  • Firefighting - High-pressure hose reel jet
  • PPE - Breathing apparatus
Partner agencies
  • South East Coast Ambulance Service (SECAmb)
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