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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
Latest update: Industrial unit fire in Littlebourne
Incident details
Update: 9.00am (08/09/18) 
 
Crews continued to deal with a fire in an industrial unit in Jubilee Road, Littlebourne unit overnight. At its height, six fire engines, a bulk water carrier and a height vehicle were used at the scene. Due to a number of gas cylinders inside the property, a 200-metre exclusion zone was put in place and a number of nearby properties were evacuated as a precaution. Crews fought hard to contain the blaze using a range of firefighting tactics, including ground monitors, hose reel jests and main jets, with compressed air foam, water from a hydrant and a nearby river. Attendance was reduced to three fire engines just after midnight and crews have continues to extinguish the remains of the fire, damping down and turning over remaining hotspots. There were no injuries. The cause of the fire is yet to be determined. 
 
Update 10.22pm (07/09/18) 
Six fire engines and a bulk water carrier remain at the scene of a fire at an industrial unit in Jubilee Road, Littlebourne. A 200-metre cordon has been put in place as a precaution, due to cylinders inside the building, and some nearby properties have been evacuated. Crews are containing the blaze using a ground monitor, two hose reel jets and a main jet. Kent Police is also in attendance. There are no reported casualties. The cause of the fire is not yet known. 
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Firefighters are dealing with a fire involving an industrial unit that in Jubilee Road, Littlebourne near Canterbury. Six fire engines were sent to the scene. A number of cylinders are involved in the blaze. There are no reported injuries. The cause of the fire is not yet known.
Start date and time
07/09/2018 20:28
Stop date and time
08/09/2018 13:04
Number of fire engines
6
Equipment
  • Firefighting - Main jet (hose)
  • Firefighting - High-pressure hose reel jet
  • Firefighting - Compressed air foam system (CAFs)
  • Firefighting - Ground monitor
Special and Support vehicles
  • Height vehicle
  • Command support unit
  • Bulk water carrier
Partner agencies
  • Kent Police
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