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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.

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Fire destroys Gillingham bedfroom
Incident details
Two Gillingham residents phoned 999 just before 1am, after fire broke out in a first floor bedroom in Christmas Street. 
Kent Fire and Rescue Service‚Äôs emergency control room immediately despatched two fire engines, which arrived at the property within minutes to find the occupants waiting safely outside.   
A covering jet was used while the breathing apparatus team went into the house and extinguished the fire with a high pressure hose reel. 
A thermal imaging camera and special fan were also used to tackle the blaze and crews worked hard to successfully prevent the fire from spreading to neighbouring properties. 
The blaze is believed to have started accidentally by smoking materials and destroyed the bedroom. There was also severe smoke logging to the first floor of the house but fortunately, the occupants had working smoke alarms and escaped uninjured. 
Firefighters will be revisiting the area today offering fire safety advice to neighbouring properties.
Start date and time
29/12/2017 00:53
Stop date and time
29/12/2017 02:04
Christmas Street
United Kingdom
Number of fire engines
  • Firefighting - Main jet (hose)
  • Firefighting - High-pressure hose reel jet
  • Firefighting - Positive pressure ventilation fan
  • PPE - Breathing apparatus
  • Access - Small tools
  • Access - Ladder - short extension
  • Support - Thermal imaging camera (*)
  • Support - Lighting
  • (*) - Answer no longer available
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