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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 in Margate takeaway
Incident details
Kent Fire and Rescue Service‚Äôs Emergency Control Centre was alerted to a fire in Hengist Avenue, Margate at 1.39am. The caller reported smoke and flames coming from the property. 
 
Four fire engines and a height vehicle were sent to the three-storey building, used as a takeaway with living accommodation above. There were no reports of any casualties. 
 
Kent Police closed the road while the firefighting operation took place. 
 
Crews used main jets to fight the blaze, which destroyed the ground floor of the property. The fire caused 50 per cent damage to the first floor and 40 per cent damage to the roof of the building. All floors suffered heavy water damage. 
 
By 3.20am the incident was reduced to two fire engines and crews remained at the scene damping down and checking the interior of the building for hotspots until 8.20am. Duty of care was left with the owner shortly after 9am.
Start date and time
31/08/2018 01:39
Stop date and time
31/08/2018 08:19
Hengist Avenue
Margate
Kent
CT9
United Kingdom
Number of fire engines
4
Equipment
  • Firefighting - Main jet (hose)
  • Firefighting - High-pressure hose reel jet
  • Firefighting - Positive pressure ventilation fan
  • PPE - Breathing apparatus
Special and Support vehicles
  • Height vehicle
Partner agencies
  • Kent Police
  • South East Coast Ambulance Service (SECAmb)
  • Gas safety engineer
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