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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
Lorry fire on A20 near Dover
Incident details
Kent Fire and Rescue Service was called to an HGV on fire on the London bound carriageway of the A20 at Dover. Around 25 firefighters tackled the fire using breathing apparatus and hose reel jets with foam. The cause is believed to have been an over heated exhaust turbo. The HGV, which was carrying around 30 tons of frozen potato chips suffered extensive fire, heat and smoke damage. Crews made the scene safe. For information about road closures, please visit our colleagues at Highways England for the latest information.  
Start date and time
22/09/2018 00:26
Stop date and time
22/09/2018 02:08
A20
Dover
Kent
CT17
United Kingdom
Number of fire engines
4
Equipment
  • Firefighting - High-pressure hose reel jet
Special and Support vehicles
  • Bulk water carrier
Partner agencies
  • Kent Police
  • South East Coast Ambulance Service (SECAmb)
  • Environment Agency
  • Highways England traffic officers
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