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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
Update - Sutton Valence barn fire
Incident details
Update 10:30am 5/02/19 
 
Firefighters remain at the scene of a barn fire in Boyton Court Road, Sutton Valence. 
 
This incident was reduced to one fire engine at 7.30 am today and firefighters are damping down and turning over any remaining hot spots. 
 
At its height, four fire engines, a height vehicle and a bulk water carrier were sent to deal with a well-established fire in the two-storey barn used as a house. Firefighters worked hard throughout the night to tackle the fire, which affected the whole of the timber-framed building. A bulk water carrier was used to convey large quantities of water to the scene, to extinguish the fire. Crews used compressed air foam to create a protective barrier on surrounding buildings due to the intense heat and falling embers from the fire, and successfully prevented the blaze from spreading to further properties. Local power was isolated as a precaution, while this incident is being dealt with. 
 
There were no casualties, and the residents’ cat was also found safe and well. 
 
The cause of the fire, which destroyed the property, is not yet known. 
 
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Kent Fire and Rescue Service is dealing with a fire in a property in Boyton Court Road, Sutton Valence near Maidstone. The road has been closed and local power has been isolated as a precaution, therefore surrounding properties may experience a power outage while this incident is dealt with. Resident affected should contact UK Power Networks for power queries. 
 
Four fire engines, a height vehicle and a bulk water carrier are on the scene, and crews are using hose reel jets and foam to tackle the blaze. There are no reported casualties.   
Start date and time
04/02/2019 18:48
Stop date and time
05/02/2019 15:12
Boyton Court Road
Sutton Valence
Kent
ME17
United Kingdom
Number of fire engines
4
Equipment
  • Firefighting - High-pressure hose reel jet
  • Firefighting - Compressed air foam system (CAFs)
Special and Support vehicles
  • Height vehicle
  • Bulk water carrier
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