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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
Electrical fire in Tonbridge
Incident details
A house fire is believed to have started accidentally when a hoverboard toy was left on charge and caught alight. 
 
Two fire engines were sent to the home in Acorn Close, Tonbridge, and crews wore breathing apparatus while using hose reel jets to extinguish the fire, which broke out on the ground floor of the house. 
 
Firefighters, who used a high pressured fan to clear the house of smoke, also rescued a hamster and pet fish from the property. 
 
The occupants were not at home at the time of the fire and no other casualties were reported. 
 
Following the incident, crews are reminding people to avoid charging electrical items when going out, or going to bed, and to always follow the manufacturers’ charging guidelines. Also, make sure to use recognised and recommended chargers and charging leads. 
 
When charging batteries or any electrical item, place them on a non-flammable surface in a room with a smoke detector.
Start date and time
08/06/2021 12:03
Stop date and time
08/06/2021 12:49
Location of incident
Acorn Close, Tonbridge
Number of fire engines
2
Equipment
  • Firefighting - High-pressure hose reel jet
  • Firefighting - Positive pressure ventilation fan
  • PPE - Breathing apparatus
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