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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
Cottage fire in Ripple near DealKent Fire and Rescue Service was called to a cottage fire in Church Lane, Ripple near Deal. All occupants of the property were accounted for and there were no reported injuries. Around 45...09/01/2019 08:2109/01/2019 09:448
Fire crews leave scene of boat fire in RochesterUpdate 10.00am, 17/01/19 Firefighting concluded at 8.38am this morning aboard a boat in Knight Road, Rochester. The boat was completely destroyed by the fire, and an adjacent boat at the mooring...16/01/2019 20:0917/01/2019 08:388
Latest update: Sevenoaks house fireFirefighting operations at fire involving a large house in Sevenoaks High Street were concluded by 11.30am and Kent Fire and Rescue Service has started an investigation to determine the cause of the...09/09/2018 00:0809/09/2018 11:248
Fire in boiler room of Folkestone hotelKent Fire and Rescue Service was called to a fire at a hotel in Marine Parade, Folkestone. Due to the fire being located on the 13th floor of the building; eight fire engines were sent to the...11/07/2020 19:0211/07/2020 20:448
Furniture shop fire in FarninghamLATEST: 7:30am One fire engine remains at the scene of a fire at a furniture store in the High Street, Farningham. Although the fire was contained to an area of the single storey shop the building...06/11/2019 02:2606/11/2019 10:058
Industrial building fire - Swanscombe07:47 am Kent Fire and Rescue Service are currently at the scene of a large fire in an industrial building on Manor Way, Swanscombe. Due to large amounts of smoke in the area, local residents...16/11/2019 06:5316/11/2019 12:428
Update: Outdoor fire in DartfordUpdate: 6:45pm Firefighters are making steady progress in extinguishing a large outdoor fire involving a number of caravans on Birchwood Road in Dartford. Three fire engines remain at the scene...16/01/2020 15:4316/01/2020 19:048
Update: Domestic property fire in FolkestoneUpdate at 10:25am on 31/12/19 Four fire engines remain at the scene of fire involving three houses in Wear Bay Crescent, Folkestone. The properties have partially collapsed and crews are working...30/12/2019 13:3101/01/2020 15:298
Firefighters tackle large derelict building fire in Gillingham8AM UPADATE: Crews maintained a watching brief until just before 5am. Prior to this they were using a main jet and a hose reel jet to extinguish the fire. A thermal imaging camera helped the...25/10/2015 17:0126/10/2015 04:498
Large crop field fire - EdenbridgeKent Fire and Rescue Service was at the scene of a large crop field fire in Pootings Road, Crockham Hill near Edenbridge. Crews used hose reel jets, flexi-packs and beaters to tackle the standing...07/08/2015 14:2607/08/2015 17:458
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