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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
Gas barbecue fuel cylinder catches light - Ashford
Incident details
Firefighters have issued safety advice and fitted smoke alarms following reports that a gas barbecue's fuel cylinder caught alight while situated close to a single-storey property in Mill Hill, Kingsnorth, near Ashford. 
 
It's believed that hot fat overflowing from the barbecue ignited and set fire to the fuel cylinder. 
 
The crew extinguished the fire with a high-pressure hose reel jet. There are no reports of any injuries. 
 
See our website for more barbecue safety tips - http://www.kent.fire-uk.org/your-safety/home-safety/a-z-of-safety-what-are-the-risks/barbecues/
Start date and time
01/09/2018 15:57
Stop date and time
01/09/2018 16:13
Mill Hill
Kingsnorth
Kent
TN23
United Kingdom
Number of fire engines
1
Equipment
  • Firefighting - High-pressure hose reel jet
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