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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
Northfleet chimney fire
Incident details
Firefighters were called to a chimney fire at a house in Railway Street, Northfleet. Crews tackled the fire in the chimney from the hearth using chimney gear, and from the roof of the premises with a hose reel jet, aided by ladders and safe access equipment. Crews removed the fire surround and attacked the fire behind it and inside the chimney cavity using a fogspike. This sprayed a fine mist in to the cavity to bring the temperature down and supress the fire. There were no reported injuries. 
Firefighters are urging residents with open fires and wood burners to get their chimneys swept and checked before lighting them this Autumn, to reduce the risk of a chimney fire. Sign up to our clean sweep alert for a reminder: http://www.kent.fire-uk.org/news/campaigns/clean-sweep-alert/
Start date and time
03/10/2018 17:28
Stop date and time
03/10/2018 20:59
Railway Street
Northfleet
Kent
United Kingdom
Number of fire engines
2
Equipment
  • Firefighting - High-pressure hose reel jet
  • Firefighting - Fog spike
  • Firefighting - Chimney gear
  • Access - Ladder - 10m
  • Access - Ladder - short extension
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