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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
Update: Large fire at site in Ashford
Incident details
Update at 09.05 on 16/09/2021 
 
Firefighting work has now finished at the scene of a fire at a National Grid site in Church Lane, Sellindge near Ashford. 
 
Crews have now left the scene and duty of care has been handed to the site owner. 
 
The cause of the fire is not yet known. 
 
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Update at 20:20 on 15/09/2021 
 
Kent Fire and Rescue Service remains at the scene of a fire at a National Grid site in Church Lane, Sellindge near Ashford. 
 
Two fire engines and one height vehicle remain in attendance, and crews are dampening down remaining hotspots. 
 
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Update at 14.35 on 15/09/2021 
 
Kent Fire and Rescue Service remains at the scene of a fire at a National Grid site in Church Lane, Sellindge near Ashford. 
 
Four fire engines, two height vehicles and the technical rescue unit are in attendance, and crews are dampening down remaining hotspots. 
 
As a result of the firefighting activity, local residents may experience a dip in water pressure. Please share this information with friends and family who may not have access to the internet. 
 
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Update at 09:15 on 15/09/2021 
 
Kent Fire and Rescue Service remains at the scene of a fire at a National Grid site in Church Lane, Sellindge near Ashford. Ten fire engines, a height vehicle and a bulk water carrier are now in attendance. 
 
Progress is being made, however firefighters are expected to be on site for some hours to come. 
 
As a result of the firefighting activity, local residents may experience a dip in water pressure. Please share this information with friends and family who may not have access to the internet. 
 
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Kent Fire and Rescue Service are currently at the scene of a large fire at a National Grid site in Sellindge, Ashford. 
 
At the height of the incident, 12 fire engines plus other specialist vehicles were fighting the fire using compressed air foam to prevent the fire from spreading to other nearby buildings. 
 
As a result of the firefighting activity, local residents may experience a dip in water pressure. 
 
Crews will be in attendance for several hours to come.
Start date and time
15/09/2021 00:32
Stop date and time
15/09/2021 21:21
Location of incident
Ashford
Number of fire engines
12
Equipment
  • Firefighting - Main jet (hose)
  • Firefighting - High-pressure hose reel jet
  • Firefighting - Compressed air foam system (CAFs)
  • Firefighting - Ground monitor
  • PPE - Breathing apparatus
Special and Support vehicles
  • Height vehicle
  • Command support unit
  • Technical rescue unit
  • Bulk water carrier
  • Unmanned aerial vehicle (drone)
Partner agencies
  • Kent Police
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