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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
Car fire spreads to house in River
Incident details
Kent Fire and Rescue Service was called to a fire in Dove Lea Gardens in River near Dover involving a vehicle parked on the drive of a property that spread to the house and a first floor bedroom. On arrival crews found a car well alight and the fire had spread to a second car in the garage, which was also on fire. A man in his 60s was given first aid and oxygen by crews and placed in the care of paramedics. There were no other injuries or people involved. The crews tackled the blaze using breathing apparatus and a hose reel jet. The occupant of the property was supported by the Kent Fire and Rescue Service Volunteer Response Team who gave him emotional and wellbeing support. The cars suffered extensive fire damage, the property including the garage and bedroom suffered significant fire and smoke damage.
Start date and time
31/05/2017 10:37
Stop date and time
31/05/2017 12:58
Dove Lea Gardens
River
Kent
CT17
United Kingdom
Number of fire engines
3
Equipment
  • Firefighting - High-pressure hose reel jet
  • Firefighting - Positive pressure ventilation fan
  • Medical - First aid kit
  • Medical - Oxygen therapy
  • PPE - Breathing apparatus
Partner agencies
  • South East Coast Ambulance Service (SECAmb)
  • KFRS Volunteer Response Team
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