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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
Scrap metal fire in Medway
Incident details
2.50pm UPDATE: 
Five fire engines and around 20 firefighters are still at the scene of a fire  on the Medway City Estate in Strood. Crews worked hard to bring the incident under control by midday. It is likely the incident will be scaled down to four fire engines shortly, the command support unit and bulk water carried have already left the scene.   
 
Residents no longer need to keep doors and windows closed. 
 
11.45am UPDATE: 
 
Kent Fire and Rescue Service has been called to a fire at a scrap metal yard on the Medway City Estate in Strood. Residents living in the close area of the Medway City Estate are being encouraged to keep their windows and doors closed as a precaution. Fire control has received a number of calls regarding the large black plume of smoke that can be seen above the fire. Crews arrived at the scene to find a well developed fire in the yard involving a metal shredder. Firefighters are using breathing apparatus and foam to suppress and tackle the blaze. No reported injuries at this stage of the firefighting. More to follow.
Start date and time
27/10/2017 10:31
Stop date and time
27/10/2017 19:52
Royal Eagle Close
Strood
Medway
ME2
United Kingdom
Number of fire engines
6
Equipment
  • Firefighting - Compressed air foam system (CAFs)
  • PPE - Breathing apparatus
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