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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
Shrubland and standing corn fire in HawleyFirefighters responded to scrubland and standing corn that was alight in a field adjacent to Shirehall Road, Hawley (Dartford). Six fire engines were at the scene after being alerted to the blaze at...19/07/2018 19:3819/07/2018 20:516
Update: Firefighting concluded at Smarden blaze LATEST UPDATE: 9.30am 25/07/18 Firefighting has concluded at the mattress recycling facility fire in Smarden Business Estate. Crews left the scene just after 4pm yesterday (24 July) and crew...22/07/2018 11:3524/07/2018 16:136
Derelict building fire - DartfordUPDATE: 10:10am - 3/7/2018 The fire was fully extinguished by crews at 7.25pm last night and a full search of the five properties carried out. The single storey building, previously used as shops...02/08/2018 05:2602/08/2018 19:256
Rodmersham standing corn fire Update 5.20pm Fire crews used main jets, hose reels and water supplemented from a hydrant to successfully extinguish the fire just before 5pm. The cause of the fire is not yet known but if you’re...04/08/2018 14:5304/08/2018 16:526
Latest update: Industrial unit fire in LittlebourneUpdate: 9.00am (08/09/18) Crews continued to deal with a fire in an industrial unit in Jubilee Road, Littlebourne unit overnight. At its height, six fire engines, a bulk water carrier and a height...07/09/2018 20:2808/09/2018 13:046
Update (3) on Sevenoaks house firesUPDATE (3) 2pm Attendance to this incident was reduced to three fire engines at 12.38pm and to one fire engine at 1.44pm. One crew remains at the scene making final check tot he properties. All...02/05/2018 08:51 6
UPDATE: Crews making good progress at recycling centre fire - AshfordUpdate at 1205, 10/05/18: Fire engines at the scene have now been reduced from four to two, and firefighters are damping down and turning over remaining hot spots....10/05/2018 03:2010/05/2018 12:076
Kitchen fire at student accommodationFirefighters were called to reports of a kitchen fire at student accommodation in Blake Avenue, Gillingham. When crews arrived, the four-storey building had been fully evacuated and everyone was...17/05/2018 13:1217/05/2018 13:486
Derelict building fire - DartfordKent Fire and Rescue Service was called to Lowfield Street, Dartford to smoke issuing from a derelict building. Crews wearing breathing apparatus used hose reel jets, fogspikes and positive pressure...10/06/2018 17:1110/06/2018 18:396
Update: Paddock Wood fire (2)UPDATE: 2.30pm Attendance at a fire involving an industrial unit in Eldon Way, Paddock Wood has been scaled down to three fire engines. Earlier precautionary safety advice to residents and...25/06/2018 03:16 6
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