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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
Cowden house fire
Incident details
Kent Fire and Rescue Service responded to reports of a fire in a large, three-storey detached property in Furnace Lane, Cowden. 
 
KFRS' Emergency Control Centre was alerted to the incident shortly after 5.36pm and two fire engines were sent, one from Kent, the second from West Sussex Fire and Rescue Service.   
 
When firefighters arrived, all the occupants were accounted for and crews found the first floor of the property smoke logged. The fire is believed to have been the result of an electrical fault. 
 
Wearing breathing apparatus crews used a hose reel jet, dry powder extinguisher and thermal imaging camera to tackle the fire. They cleared smoke and fumes from the house with a special fan. 
 
After extinguishing the fire, they isolated the electrical supply before spending time cutting away and checking for hot spots with a thermal imaging camera. They left the property shortly after 7pm.
Start date and time
27/08/2018 17:36
Stop date and time
27/08/2018 18:49
Furnace Lane
Cowden
Kent
TN8
United Kingdom
Number of fire engines
2
Equipment
  • Firefighting - High-pressure hose reel jet
  • Firefighting - Positive pressure ventilation fan
  • PPE - Breathing apparatus
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