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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
Candles spark fire in Gravesend property
Incident details
Kent Fire and Rescue Service is reminding the public to take extra care with candles following a small fire in a Gravesend home. Two fire engines were sent to the scene on Ingoldsby Road, and crews arrived to fire in the property's kitchen. Firefighters used a hose reel jet to extinguish the flames, before clearing the building of smoke with a high pressure fan. 
 
No casualties were reported, and the fire is believed to have started accidentally after some tea light candles were left unattended. Following the incident, crews are urging everyone to take extra care with any type of candle, and to always blow them out if you need to leave the room. You should also always keep them in a sturdy, non-flammable candle holder, and make sure you have at least one working smoke alarm on each level of your home.
Start date and time
20/09/2021 16:20
Stop date and time
20/09/2021 16:43
Location of incident
Gravesend
Number of fire engines
2
Equipment
  • Firefighting - High-pressure hose reel jet
  • Firefighting - Positive pressure ventilation fan
  • PPE - Breathing apparatus
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