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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.

IncidentIncident detailsStart date and timeStop date and timeNumber of fire engines
Undergrowth fire near LyddUpdate: 15:00pm 26 July 2019 All firefighting operations have been completed on the Lydd Ranges and the fire is now out. Crews have left the scene and duty of care has been handed back to the...23/07/2019 16:5426/07/2019 08:3520
Shop alight in Maidstone6.30am Update Maidstone Fire Firefighters have made good progress in tackling this very large fire which has affected four shops in Week Street, Maidstone. Fifteen crews were at the scene at the...08/06/2015 02:06 15
LATEST UPDATE: Flat fire at Holborough LakesUPDATE: Snodland fire investigation 9am (22 September) The extent of damage following the fire at Holborough Lakes on Saturday 16 September, has meant that the ability to carry out physical...16/09/2017 06:4817/09/2017 14:4615
Update: Supermarket fire in FolkestoneFinal update at 08:30 on 09/11/18: Kent Fire and Rescue Service is satisfied that the fire is fully extinguished, and duty of care has been handed over to a representative of Morrisons....08/11/2018 07:3409/11/2018 08:1412
UPDATE: Dartford warehouse fireUPDATE: 20:00 on 17/10/2018 The fire has been fully extinguished and responsibility of the site has now been handed back to the responsible person on site. Update at 14:30 on 15/10/18: The...11/10/2018 05:4617/10/2018 18:0610
Update: Fire above shop in Biddenden near AshfordUpdate at 6pm The fire is now out and the High Street is now open. Update at 12noon on 17/12/18: This incident has been scaled down to four fire engines as good progress continues to be made....17/12/2018 05:3017/12/2018 15:5310
Timber yard fire in HildenboroughLATEST: 2:30PM Monday 27 May 2019 All firefighting operations have been completed and the fire is now out. Property has been left in the care of owner. The road closures around Gaza Trading Estate...26/05/2019 18:5827/05/2019 13:2010
Update: Alkham standing corn fire UPDATE: 6.50pm A fire involving approximately 200 hectares of cornfields in Alkham Valley, near Dover has been brought under control. Early advice to residents to keep windows and doors closed as...25/07/2018 15:3225/07/2018 17:2310
Industrial building fire - Chatham docksKent Fire and Rescue Service was called to a fire in a large industrial building on the Chatham docks. Ten fire engines, as well as specialist units including a high volume pump and height vehicle,...21/05/2017 03:0021/05/2017 21:5110
Large rubbish fire on Medway City EstateUPDATE: 10:30 The main seats of the fire are now extinguished and a mechanical digger is being used to expose remaining hot spots which are being damped down with a hand held jet. Crews managed to...07/06/2015 17:3408/06/2015 09:3210
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