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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.

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Incident
Update: Commercial building fire in Hoo
Incident details
Update: 10:45am 7 September 
 
Firefighting operations at the scene of an industrial unit fire on Vicarage Lane in Hoo, concluded yesterday at 13:50pm. Crews have systematically worked their way through the site over the last two days to dampen down any remaining hot spots. 
 
Two industrial units were destroyed by the fire, which started on Friday 4 September. Previous advice to close windows and doors in the area of Grain and the Hoo peninsula, has now been lifted. No casualties were reported, and the cause is under investigation. 
 
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Update: 16:00pm 
 
Firefighters remain at the scene of an industrial unit fire on Vicarage Lane in Hoo, near Rochester. The incident has now been scaled down to four fire engines, and crews are expected to remain in attendance for at least the rest of today. 
 
Those who live close to the area of incident, are still being advised to close windows and doors as a precautionary measure. No casualties have been reported, and the cause has not yet been established. 
 
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Update: 11:25am 
 
Five fire engines and a bulk water carrier remain at the scene of an industrial unit fire on Vicarage Lane in Hoo, near Rochester. Crews have been using main jets, water from a hydrant and ground monitors to tackle the blaze. 
 
Those living or working close to the area of the fire and smoke plume, which includes towards Grain and across the Hoo peninsula, are still being advised to close windows and doors as a precaution. 
 
Kent Police and Medway Council’s Emergency Planning Officers had also assisted in the evacuation of around 200 nearby residents as a precautionary measure earlier this morning. 
 
More to follow. 
 
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Update: 9:00am 
 
Firefighters remain at the scene of an industrial unit fire on Vicarage Lane in Hoo, near Rochester. Five fire engines and a bulk water carrier are in attendance, and crews have been using main jets and ground monitors to tackle the blaze and reduce the fire spread. 
 
A large amount of smoke is coming from the fire, and so those living or working close to the area of the fire and its smoke plume, which includes towards Grain and across the Hoo peninsula, are still being advised to close windows and doors as a precaution. South East Coast Ambulance, Kent Police and Medway Council's Emergency Planning Officers have also been in attendance. No casualties have been reported. 
 
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Kent Fire and Rescue Service is at the scene of an industrial building fire on Vicarage Lane in Hoo, near Rochester. Ten fire engines and a height vehicle are in attendance, and crews are working to tackle the blaze. 
 
Firefighters are advising the public to avoid the area while the emergency services deal with the incident. A large amount of smoke is also coming from the fire, and so those living or working close to the area of the fire and the smoke plume, which includes the Hoo peninsula, are now being advised to close windows and doors as a precaution. 
 
More to come.
Start date and time
04/09/2020 04:30
Stop date and time
06/09/2020 13:50
Number of fire engines
10
Equipment
  • Firefighting - Main jet (hose)
  • Firefighting - Ground monitor
  • PPE - Breathing apparatus
  • Water - hydrant supply
Special and Support vehicles
  • Height vehicle
  • Bulk water carrier
Partner agencies
  • Kent Police
  • South East Coast Ambulance Service (SECAmb)
  • Local authority officer
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