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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
Fuel tanker fire on M25 clockwise on the approach to Clacket Lane
Incident details
UPDATE 6.45am 
Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus, used two hose reel jets and foam to extinguish the blaze in the cab of a fuel tanker on the M25. Crews are continuing the cool the tanker, while they await recovery of the vehicle and the M25 slip road remains closed at this time. 
 
Four fire engines were initially sent to deal with this incident but two will shortly be released. 
 
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Kent Fire and Rescue Service received a 999 call to its Emergency Control Centre from the driver of a fuel tanker, reporting that the cab of his vehicle was on fire. 
 
The vehicle is on the slip road (also known as the Snake) heading towards Clacket Lane (between junctions 5 Sevenoaks and 6 Limpsfield). 
 
The carriageway is currently and closed. Fire crews are at the scene dealing with this incident, please take extra care on the approach.
Start date and time
21/05/2019 05:05
Stop date and time
21/05/2019 06:27
London Orbital Motorway
England
TN16
United Kingdom
Equipment
  • Firefighting - Main jet (hose)
  • Firefighting - High-pressure hose reel jet
  • Firefighting - Compressed air foam system (CAFs)
  • PPE - Breathing apparatus
Partner agencies
  • Kent Police
  • Highways England traffic officers
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