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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
House fire in Herne Bay
Incident details
Kent Fire and Rescue Service is at the scene of a house fire in Barnfield, Herne Bay. Firefighters have been working hard to contain the fire. All occupants have been accounted for. Firefighters rescued a pet dog from the property. There no reported injuries. 
 
The fire is believed to have started in a bedroom on the first floor of the property, at the rear. The fire then spread to the roof space which then spread to the adjoining property. The first property suffered extensive fire, smoke and water damage, the second property also suffered fire, smoke and water damage. 
 
Two neighbouring properties suffered smoke damage. Kent Fire and Rescue Service Volunteer Response Team and the Red Cross Volunteers were called to the incident to offer welfare and emotional support to the occupants of the properties. 
 
Kent Police has issued the following appeal for information: https://www.kent.police.uk/news/appeals-(witnesses-and-missing-people)/1018/appeal-following-suspected-arson-in-herne-bay/
Start date and time
26/10/2018 15:34
Stop date and time
26/10/2018 21:40
Number of fire engines
6
Equipment
  • Firefighting - Main jet (hose)
  • Firefighting - High-pressure hose reel jet
  • Firefighting - Fog spike
  • PPE - Breathing apparatus
Partner agencies
  • Kent Police
  • South East Coast Ambulance Service (SECAmb)
  • British Red Cross
  • KFRS Volunteer Response Team
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