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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 timeLocation of incidentNumber of fire engines
Chimney fire in TonbridgeKent Fire and Rescue Service was called to reports of a chimney fire on The Freehold, Tonbridge. One fire engine was sent to the scene and crews wearing breathing apparatus used chimney gear to...20/02/2021 20:1920/02/2021 21:25Tonbridge1
Chimney fire in HorsmondenKent Fire and Rescue Service is reminding the public to keep chimneys, woodburners and fireplaces regularly maintained following a chimney fire on Goudhurst Road in Horsmonden. One fire engine was...03/04/2021 10:0603/04/2021 10:56Horsmonden1
Tree fire in FavershamKent Fire and Rescue Service is reminding the public to take extra care with smoking materials following a tree fire in Faversham. Crews were called to the incident on Cobb Walk, and the large...07/07/2021 06:1807/07/2021 06:38Faversham1
Chimney fire in AshfordKent Fire and Rescue Service was called to reports of a chimney fire on Summer Leeze in Ashford. One fire engine was in attendance and crews used a ladder and chimney gear to tackle the blaze and...11/01/2020 19:4711/01/2020 20:32 1
Horse rescued from River Beult near MaidstoneKent Fire and Rescue Service was called to reports of a horse stuck in the River Beult near Water Lane in Headcorn, Maidstone. One fire engine, a water safety unit and an animal rescue unit attended....23/10/2019 10:5423/10/2019 12:17 1
Kitchen fire in MaidstoneFirefighters were called by the occupier of a property in Lamkin Way, Maidstone, after the kitchen caught fire. While 999 control room operators gave the occupant safety advice over the phone,...24/10/2019 18:5724/10/2019 19:29 1
Chimney fire in MargateKent Fire and Rescue Service was called to reports of a chimney fire on Marlowe Road in Margate. One fire engine was in attendance and crews used chimney gear to extinguish the flames, which were...25/10/2019 22:0025/10/2019 22:38 1
Teenager helped to safety by firefighters in FolkestoneKent Fire and Rescue Service was called to help a teenage girl who had got stuck about 20 meters down a steep bank in Folkestone. The girl had taken a shortcut down the side of a muddy bank that...10/11/2019 15:0710/11/2019 15:36 1
UPDATE: Haystack fire near CranbrookUPDATE at 0850 on 5 September: The earlier advice for people living near to Wittersham Road, Wittersham near Cranbrook, to close windows and doors due to smoke has been...03/09/2019 23:4805/09/2019 02:29 1
Out of control bonfire in CanterburyKent Fire and Rescue Service was called to Harcourt Drive in Canterbury after a bonfire in the back garden of a home, became out of control, spreading to nearby bins, a hedge and a car. One fire...07/09/2019 15:2507/09/2019 15:49 1
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