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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.

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Incident
Smoke alarm alerts neighbour to kitchen fire
Incident details
The neighbours of a home in Mill Road, Deal have been praised by firefighters for calling 999 after they heard the smoke alarm sounding next door. The neighbours went to investigate and found a fire in the kitchen - the occupants of the house weren't at home. Firefighters arrived in under two minutes and managed to get into the house to extinguish the fire on the hob in the kitchen using a hose reel jet. A search of property was carried out and the home was then ventilated using a large fan. There were no reported injuries. It's believed the fire was accidental and is thought to have originated after a cardboard box was left on the electric hob, which had accidentally be flicked to the 'ON' position. Firefighters worked with the occupier of the property once they returned, and they carried out a Safe and Well Visit. The crews also spoke to residents living nearby about home safety. Due to the quick action of the neighbour, a working smoke alarm and crews arriving so fast - the fire, smoke and water damage to the property was limited to around 30 percent of the kitchen.
Start date and time
15/11/2018 17:58
Stop date and time
15/11/2018 18:22
Mill Road
Deal
Kent
CT14
United Kingdom
Number of fire engines
2
Equipment
  • Firefighting - High-pressure hose reel jet
  • Firefighting - Positive pressure ventilation fan
  • PPE - Breathing apparatus
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