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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
Lorries alight at truck stop - Ashford
Incident details
Five fire engines and a bulk water carrier were sent to reports of two articulated lorries alight at a lorry park and service station in Waterbrook Avenue, Ashford. 
 
Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus tackled the blaze using high-pressure hose reel jets and compressed air foam which creates a blanket reducing the amount of oxygen that can then feed a fire. 
 
No injuries have been reported. Sadly both vehicles were destroyed by the fire. The cause is thought to be accidental.
Start date and time
02/09/2018 02:19
Stop date and time
02/09/2018 06:24
Waterbrook Avenue
Ashford
Kent
TN24
United Kingdom
Number of fire engines
5
Equipment
  • Firefighting - High-pressure hose reel jet
  • Firefighting - Compressed air foam system (CAFs)
  • PPE - Breathing apparatus
  • Support - Lighting
Partner agencies
  • Kent Police
  • South East Coast Ambulance Service (SECAmb)
  • SECamb Hazardous Area Response Team (HART)
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