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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
Women and children rescued from Tonbridge house fire
Incident details
Kent Fire and Rescue Service responded to reports of a fire in East Street, Tonbridge at 2.38am. Two fire engines were sent to the mid-terraced house. 
 
Two women and two children were rescued by fire crews, assisted by a member of the public from the flat roof of the property, following a fire in the front, ground floor kitchen. 
 
Kent Police were also in attendance and officers closed the road, while firefighting took place. The fire caused heavy smoke damage to the whole property, fire damage was limited to the exterior of the property and a small area of the kitchen. 
 
Fire crews found two cats safe and well inside the house. 
 
Fire crews handed duty of care over to Southern Gas Networks shortly after 5am. 
 
The road remains closed between Bordyke and the High Street following a subsequent report of a gas leak, resulting in a neighbouring property being evacuated as a precaution. 
 
Southern Gas Networks teams are at the scene completing repairs. 
Start date and time
24/08/2017 02:38
Stop date and time
24/08/2017 04:09
East Street
Tonbridge
Kent
TN9
United Kingdom
Number of fire engines
2
Equipment
  • Firefighting - High-pressure hose reel jet
  • PPE - Breathing apparatus
Partner agencies
  • Kent Police
  • Gas safety engineer
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