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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
Roof fire in Lynsted near Sittingbourne
Incident details
Kent Fire and Rescue Service was called to a fire in the roof of a property in Lynsted Lane, Lynsted near Sittingbourne. On arrival crews were faced with a well developed fire in the roof of a semi-detached family home. Crews worked hard to tackle the fire and to prevent it from spreading using hose reel jets and a fog spike. Crews also used a height vehicle to gain perspective of the fire and to support inspection of the roof structure. Firefighters were able to rescue two pet dogs from the property. There were no reported injuries. KFRS Volunteer Response Team and the Red Cross Volunteers were called to help the family with emotion and welfare support. The roof suffered severe fire damage while the rest of the property suffered extensive smoke, heat and water damage. It is believed the fire was started due to a discarded cigarette in the garden, which set fire to dry contents that spread to a log pile, fencing and then to the wooden exterior of the kitchen before making its way to the roof space. It is thought to have been accidental. The alarm was raised by the neighbour who could see the fire in the roof. 
 
Firefighters are urging people who smoke to always fully extinguish their cigarettes in ashtrays and to never just thrown them away - especially into the garden. For further support and advice around smoking - please visit our website or call our Home Safety team on 0800 923 7000.
Start date and time
12/04/2019 15:55
Stop date and time
12/04/2019 17:29
Lynsted Lane
Lynsted
Kent
ME9
United Kingdom
Number of fire engines
6
Equipment
  • Firefighting - Main jet (hose)
  • Firefighting - High-pressure hose reel jet
  • Firefighting - Fog spike
  • PPE - Breathing apparatus
  • Access - Small tools
  • Access - Ladder - 10m
  • Access - Ladder - 7m
  • Access - Ladder - short extension
Special and Support vehicles
  • Height vehicle
Partner agencies
  • Kent Police
  • British Red Cross
  • KFRS Volunteer Response Team
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