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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
Bathroom fire at Port Lympne Hotel and Reserve
Incident details
Kent Fire and Rescue Service was called to Port Lympne Hotel and Reserve in Hythe, to reports of a small fire in an outdoor bathroom attached to guest accommodation. Two fire engines attended and crews extinguished the fire using a hose reel jet. 
 
There were no reported injuries and the fire is believed to have started accidentally after a candle was left unattended. 
 
Firefighters are now reminding the public to take care when enjoying candles, by following these top tips: 
 
- Candles should be fitted in a proper candle holder and placed on a flat, non-flammable surface. 
- They shouldn't be left unattended when burning, especially with young children or pets around. 
- Make sure candles aren't burning close to curtains, bedding, clothing or even plants which might catch fire. 
- Be sure not place burning candles on window sills or on the floor. 
- Extinguish candles before going to bed. 
 
 
 
Start date and time
12/05/2021 19:50
Stop date and time
12/05/2021 20:13
Location of incident
Port Lympne Hotel and Reserve, Aldington Road, Lympne, Hythe CT21
Number of fire engines
2
Equipment
  • Firefighting - High-pressure hose reel jet
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