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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
Lorry fire closes M20 in both directions between J8 and J9
Incident details
Kent Fire and Rescue Service was called to a lorry fire on the M20 London-bound, between junction 8 for Hollingbourne and junction 9 for Ashford, resulting in both carriageways being closed. 
 
Five fire engines and a bulk water carrier attended, and crews wearing breathing apparatus put the fire out using compressed air foam and a hose reel jet. 
 
There were no reported injuries and the cause is not yet known. 
 
The affected section of the M20 is set to remain closed for a number of hours while debris is cleared and the scene is made safe. Follow @HighwaysSEast on Twitter for road closure updates.
Start date and time
22/05/2021 10:35
Stop date and time
22/05/2021 12:39
Location of incident
M20 London-bound, between J8 and J9
Number of fire engines
5
Equipment
  • Firefighting - High-pressure hose reel jet
Special and Support vehicles
  • Bulk water carrier
Partner agencies
  • Kent Police
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