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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
Fire at pet shop in Sheerness
Incident details
Kent Fire and Rescue Service was called to a fire at a pet shop in Broadway, Sheerness. 
 
Six fire engines attended and crews wore breathing apparatus while using hose reel jets to extinguish the blaze on the ground floor. A smoke curtain was also used the stop the flames from spreading. 
 
The upper floors, which are used as residential dwellings, were cleared of smoke using high pressured fans. 
 
While crews were able to save some of the animals, sadly there was some loss of life. 
 
No other casualties were reported. 
 
Kent Wildlife Rescue Team also attended, as did Kent Police. 
 
The cause is currently not known.
Start date and time
21/05/2020 17:07
Stop date and time
21/05/2020 21:08
Broadway
Sheerness
Kent
ME12
United Kingdom
Equipment
  • Firefighting - High-pressure hose reel jet
  • PPE - Breathing apparatus
Partner agencies
  • Kent Police
Other partner agencies
Kent Wildlife Rescue
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