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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
House fire in Willesborough, Ashford
Incident details
Update 05/05/2021: 
 
Fire investigation officers from Kent Fire and Rescue Service have returned to the scene today, to assist colleagues from Kent Police with ongoing forensic investigation work. 
 
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Update 18:35 
 
All firefighting activity is now complete and the fire crews have left the scene. 
 
Fire investigation teams will be reattending the scene tomorrow to continue the investigation into the cause. 
 
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Update 12.55pm: 
 
The incident has now been scaled down to three fire engines, a height vehicle and the technical rescue unit. 
 
Firefighters are damping down remaining hotpots and working to make the scene safe. 
 
Nearby residents affected are being supported by British Red Cross and The Salvation Army. 
 
The cause of the explosion has not yet been confirmed,  but is not being treated as suspicious. 
 
A South East Coast Ambulance Service (SECAmb) spokesperson said: 
 
“Ambulance crews including our Hazardous Area Response Team (HART) have attended the scene along with police and fire colleagues. The air ambulance service also joined us at the scene. 
 
“Two patients have been taken to hospital in London with serious injuries. A further five patients have been taken to William Harvey Hospital in Ashford with injuries thought to be less serious.” 
 
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Update 9.40am: 
 
Crews are working to extinguish any remaining signs of fire following an explosion at a house in Mill View, in Willesborough, Ashford. 
 
Seven fire engines and a height vehicle are at the scene, as well as a team from the Technical Rescue Unit. 
 
Crews are working with Kent Police and SECAmb, including its Hazardous Area Response team, and the air ambulance has also sent two road vehicles to the scene. 
 
Two casualties have been passed into the care of SECAmb. 
 
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Kent Fire and Rescue Service is at the scene of a house fire following a reported explosion in Mill View, in Willesborough, Ashford. 
 
Four fire engines are in attendance. 
 
More to follow.
Start date and time
04/05/2021 07:57
Stop date and time
04/05/2021 17:35
Location of incident
Mill View, in Willesborough, Ashford
Number of fire engines
4
Special and Support vehicles
  • Height vehicle
  • Command support unit
  • Technical rescue unit
Partner agencies
  • Kent Police
  • South East Coast Ambulance Service (SECAmb)
  • Gas safety engineer
  • HEMS - Doctors/paramedics
  • SECamb Hazardous Area Response Team (HART)
  • British Red Cross
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