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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
Chartham Hatch industrial unit fire
Incident details
UPDATE 7.20am (Friday 3 November) 
Kent Fire and Rescue Service remain at the scene of a fire at a log processing yard in Howfield Lane, Chartham Hatch. Around 20 firefighters, four fire engines and a bulk water carrier were initially sent to tackle the large blaze, which started just before 9pm on Thursday evening. 
 
The fire involved a building containing logs, apple bins and agricultural machinery. Crews have battled hard throughout the night, using main jets, hose reels and operating a water shuttle, to bring the fire under control and to prevent it from spreading to adjacent woodland and other machinery on the site. 
 
The incident was reduced to two fire engines just before midnight and firefighters are continuing to damp down. 
 
UPDATE 10.35pm 
Firefighters remain at the scene of a fire in a log processing yard. The unit, in Chartham Hatch, contained a fork lift and log splitting equipment. They are working hard to bring the fire under control and stop it spreading to other equipment. 
 
The owner is assisting, using a forklift truck under supervision to move unburnt log bins away from the fire. 
 
There are no reports of any injuries. 
 
UPDATE: 9.43pm 
Crews are working hard tackling the blaze and have mmoed tractors, which have been dragged from the seat of the fire using Tirfor winch. A forklift has also been used to remove log bins. The log stack is being allowed to burn out under control conditions. 
 
 
Four fire engines, a bulk water carrier and around 20 firefighters are tackling a blaze involving a log processing yard. It is believed that approximately 200 bins of logs and apple bins are alight in Howfields Lane, Chartham Hatch, near Canterbury. Kent Fire and Rescue Service's emergency control centre was alerted to the fire at 8.51pm and firefighters were on the scene within minutes. 
 
Kent Police have been requested to assist with traffic control.
Start date and time
02/11/2017 20:51
Howfield Lane
Chartham
Kent
CT4
United Kingdom
Number of fire engines
4
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