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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 Ashford
Incident details
Kent Fire and Rescue Service was called to reports of a chimney fire on Summer Leeze in Ashford. One fire engine was in attendance and crews used a ladder and chimney gear to tackle the blaze and remove debris. No casualties were reported, and the cause is believed to be accidental. 
 
Following the fire, firefighters are reminding the public to get all chimneys cleaned and inspected to ensure it’s in good working order. Throughout the colder months, you might be thinking of lighting your open fire, wood burning stove or other 'real flame' appliance and using your chimney again – but firefighters advise you to ensure they are properly maintained and swept regularly to reduce the risk of a fire.  
Start date and time
11/01/2020 19:47
Stop date and time
11/01/2020 20:32
Summer Leeze
Willesborough
Kent
TN24
United Kingdom
Number of fire engines
1
Equipment
  • Firefighting - Chimney gear
  • Firefighting - Fire bucket
  • Access - Ladder - short extension
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