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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
Fire crews respond to fire in Wharf Road, Gravesend
Incident details
Kent Fire and Rescue Service received a 999 call at 7.19am to reports that a jetty in Wharf Road, Gravesend was on fire. Three fire engines and a fire launch were immediately sent. This is a tidal boat which can fight fires from the water but was returned to station as it was not required. Crews dealt with the fire which involved tyres and asbestos sheeting that was alight on the waters edge. 
 
Firefighters were quickly able to bring the fire under control and are damping down and turning over. They will shortly be leaving the scene. 
 
The fire, which is believed to have started accidentally, severely damaged the jetty. Crews wore breathing apparatus and used high pressure hose reels to tackle the blaze.
Start date and time
29/10/2017 07:19
Stop date and time
29/10/2017 08:46
Wharf Road
Gravesend
Kent
DA12
United Kingdom
Number of fire engines
3
Equipment
  • Firefighting - High-pressure hose reel jet
  • Firefighting - Coldcut firefighting system
  • PPE - Breathing apparatus
  • Access - Ladder - short extension
Special and Support vehicles
  • Fire launch
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