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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
Chimney fire in Cranbrook
Incident details
Kent Fire and Rescue Service was called to a chimney fire in Goudhurst Road, Cranbrook. Fire crews used chimney gear and a hose reel jet to tackle the fire and a height vehicle was also needed as a safe platform to gain access to the chimney, enabling firefighting at the stack level. The fire in the chimney caused the liner to overheat which set alight board games and floorboards in a cupboard. This set off the smoke detectors which raised the alarm. 
 
Firefighters are encouraging people with chimneys in their homes and businesses to make sure they have them regularly maintained and swept. There is some good advice on chimney safety on the KFRS website - search 'KFRS Chimney' online or call our Home Safety team on 0800 923 7000.
Start date and time
14/04/2019 19:34
Stop date and time
14/04/2019 21:34
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Goudhurst Road
Cranbrook
Kent
TN17
United Kingdom
Number of fire engines
4
Equipment
  • Firefighting - High-pressure hose reel jet
  • Firefighting - Chimney gear
Special and Support vehicles
  • Height vehicle
  • Bulk water carrier
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