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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
Disposable barbecue sparks fire in Gravesend
Incident details
Kent Fire and Rescue Service is issuing important barbecue safety advice following a fire in a Gravesend garden. 
 
Two fire engines were sent to the fire on Scott Road, and crews used hose reel jets to extinguish the blaze, which had spread to garden decking and a wooden bench. No casualties were reported and the fire is believed to have spread from a disposable barbecue. 
 
Following the fire, crews are reminding everyone to only light barbecues on a steady, non-flammable surface, and ensure they are kept well away from any property, trees, fences and garden furniture. Disposable barbecues retain heat for a long time, so you should always ensure it has fully cooled before binning or leaving it unattended.
Start date and time
20/07/2021 01:45
Stop date and time
20/07/2021 02:08
Location of incident
Gravesend
Number of fire engines
2
Equipment
  • Firefighting - High-pressure hose reel jet
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