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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
Agricultural units fire in Hinxhill (Ashford)
Incident details
Kent Fire and Rescue Service is dealing with a fire in the roof of an agricultural building in Hinkxhill,(north east of Ashford). The single storey building, (measures approximately 30m x 50m) is used as storage units. 
 
Around 50 firefighters, eight fire engines, a height vehicle, command support unit and two bulk water carriers are currently at the scene.  Fire crews were called to the property just after 3.30am. They are wearing breathing apparatus and using four hose jets to fight the blaze, these are more powerful than hose reels and pass larger quantities of water. 
 
Firefighters have sectorised the incident and managed to gain access to the units and are working hard to stop the fire spreading.
Start date and time
01/02/2016 03:31
Hinxhill
Kent
TN25
United Kingdom
Number of fire engines
8
Number of firefighters
50
Equipment
Main jet,Breathing apparatus
Special and Support vehicles
  • Height vehicle
  • Command support unit
  • Bulk water carrier
Partner agencies
  • Electrical safety engineer (UK Power Networks)
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