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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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Workshop fire - Staplehurst near Tonbridge
Incident details
Firefighters were sent to reports of a workshop approximately 5m by 12m containing vehicles and pressurised gas cylinders alight in Lindridge Lane, Staplehurst, near Tonbridge. 
Two fire engines were sent to investigate and it was quickly decided that two further fire engines and a bulk water carrier were required to deal with the blaze. 
Crews wearing breathing apparatus tackled the fire using two main jets, a high-pressure hose reel jet and compressed air foam, designed to smother oil and chemical fires, rapidly reducing fire spread. 
Unfortunately, the workshop and its contents were destroyed by the flames, but there are no reports of any injuries. The cause of the fire has not been determined.
Start date and time
24/03/2019 15:28
Stop date and time
24/03/2019 18:03
Lindridge Lane
United Kingdom
Number of fire engines
  • Firefighting - Main jet (hose)
  • Firefighting - High-pressure hose reel jet
  • Firefighting - Compressed air foam system (CAFs)
  • PPE - Breathing apparatus
  • Water - river/pond/lake/pool/sea supply
  • Water - fire engine tank supply
Special and Support vehicles
  • Bulk water carrier
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