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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
Barn fire in Ash
Incident details
Update: Wednesday 14 August 
 
Firefighting operations at the scene of a barn fire in Ash have been completed and the fire is now out. Crews remained at the scene overnight, using hose reel jets to dampen down any remaining hotspots. 
 
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Update: 9am - Tuesday 13 August 
 
One fire engine remains at the scene of a barn fire in Ash. Firefighters have been extinguishing a small number of hotspots with a main jet and are making steady progress. 
 
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Update: 16:00 - Monday 12 August 
 
The barn fire in Ash has now been scaled down to one fire engine and crews are making steady progress. Smoke plumes in the area have significantly reduced and crews are carrying out a controlled burn. 
 
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Update: 09:30am - Monday 12 August 
 
Crews are making steady progress at the scene of a barn fire in Ash. Two fire engines remain at the scene and crews have been using a hose reel jet to extinguish the blaze. Firefighters will now be carrying out a controlled burn at the incident and people living or working nearby are still advised to keep windows and doors closed as a precaution. 
 
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Update: 8.30pm 
Firefighters have two ground monitors in place and are using a hose reel jet at a barn fire in Ash. The incident has been reduced to two fire engines, who will remain at the scene overnight. People are still being advised to keep doors and windows closed as a precaution, if they live in the area. 
 
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Update: 5.43pm 
Kent Fire and Rescue Service is asking people living or working near Goss Hall, Lane, Ash to keep their windows and doors closed as a precaution. This is due to smoke in the area, caused by a barn fire that firefighters are currently tackling. 
 
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Update: 2.45pm 
 
Firefighters remain at the scene of a fire involving a single storey barn in Ash. The building, which measures approximately 100m x 25m contains approximately 800 tonnes of straw, a vehicle and farm machinery.  Firefighting efforts are being made more difficult as the strong winds are fanning the flames. 
 
Crews are working hard to bring the blaze under control using main jets. A ground monitor is also in use to protect surrounding properties. 
 
If you are in the area please continue to keep doors and windows closed as a precaution. 
 
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Kent Fire and Rescue Service is responding to a barn fire in Goss Hall Lane, Ash. Four fire engines and a bulk water carrier are at the scene and crews are using main jets and hose reel jets to fight the blaze, which involves the whole barn. 
 
People living or working nearby are asked to please keep their doors and windows closed as a precaution, as there is a large amount of smoke in the area.
Start date and time
11/08/2019 11:10
Stop date and time
14/08/2019 11:50
2019-08-11 - Ash barn fire.jpg
Fire crews fighting barn blaze in Ash
Goss Hall Lane
Ash
Kent
CT3
United Kingdom
Number of fire engines
4
Equipment
  • Firefighting - Main jet (hose)
  • Firefighting - High-pressure hose reel jet
Special and Support vehicles
  • Bulk water carrier
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