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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
Conservatory fire in Rochester
Incident details
Kent Fire and Rescue Service was called to reports of a fire inside a conservatory at a house in Fleet Road, Rochester. 
 
Two fire engines attended and crews wearing breathing apparatus used hose reel jets to extinguish the flames, before using high pressured fans to clear the home of smoke. 
 
No casualties were reported. 
 
It’s believed the fire was caused accidentally, due to a fault within a vacuum cleaner that had been left on charge. 
 
Following the incident, crews are reminding people to: 
- Avoid charging batteries or any electrical items overnight or if you leave the house. 
- When charging batteries place them on a non-flammable surface in a room with a smoke detector. 
- Follow the manufactures’ charging guidelines and use recognised and recommended chargers, charging leads and replacement batteries.
Start date and time
14/10/2020 22:39
Stop date and time
14/10/2020 23:56
Location of incident
Fleet Road, Rochester
Number of fire engines
2
Equipment
  • Firefighting - High-pressure hose reel jet
  • Firefighting - Positive pressure ventilation fan
  • PPE - Breathing apparatus
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