Kent Fire And Rescue Service
Kent Fire and Rescue Service (KFRS) are calling on residents at home to tune into their first ever online fire station open day on Thursday 28th May.
Aimed at families and all ages, the virtual event has been organised in place of a number of the their annual ‘Family Open Days', which were cancelled due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and will take place from 11am on the Kent Fire and Rescue Service Facebook page, starting with Sittingbourne fire station.
Kent Fire and Rescue Service were called to reports of a field fire in Wormshill early today (Thursday 25th July).
The call was received at 4.10pm and four fire engines were sent to the scene.
Crews arrived to approximately four hectares of field alight and a large smoke plume coming from the area.
Firefighters used a hose reel jet, fog spikes and beaters to tackle the blaze.
The cause is not yet known.
Kent Fire and Rescue Service were called to The Street in Upchurch shortly after 10.00pm last n ight (Monday 29th April), to reports of a fire in the Co-op supermarket.
Four fire engines attended and crews wearing breathing apparatus used two hose reel jets and water from a hydrant to extinguish the fire on the ground floor.
People living in accommodation above the shop had to be evacuated the building.
There were no reported injuries and the cause is being investigated.
Kent Fire and Rescue Service were called to the A2 Keycol Hill in Bobbing earlier this afternoon.
It was following reports of a collision involving one vehicle at approximately 13:15hrs.
Two fire engines attended and crews used hydraulic rescue equipment to remove the car roof and free a man trapped inside.
He was handed into the care of South East Coast Ambulance paramedics, who were also attending the scene.
Kent Fire And Rescue Service (KFRS) Firefighters dealt with a fire at a house in Peregrine Drive, Sittingbourne earlier today (Tuesday 15th January).
Fire crews were called at around 10.20am and had to wear breathing apparatus using two hose reel jets, a main jet and water from a local street hydrant to put the fire out.
The fire broke out in the roof space and affected the first floor of the two-storey terraced property.
There were no reported casualties and the cause of the fire is yet to be established.
Firefighters helped to release a man who was trapped in a van following a crash involving a car and two vans on the coast-bound carriageway of the M2 earlier today.
The collision happened just before Junction 5 for the A249 and Sittingbourne at around 9:15am.
Crews used hydraulic rescue equipment to free the man, who was then passed into the care of the South East Coast Ambulance Service.
Kent Fire And Rescue Service (KFRS) crews have been dealing with a fire in a field of around 1000 square metres of standing and cut corn, near Warden Bay Road in Leysdown.
The call was received shortly before 11am this morning (Friday 27th July) and firefighters have been tackling the fire using breathing apparatus.
Four fire engines were initially in attendance at the incident, though has now been reduced to two engines.
Crews have been working with the landowner to create fire breaks to prevent further fire spread.
Approximately 10 acres of standing corn was destroyed by fire in fields adjacent to Fimbury Lane and Yelsted Lane, Stockbury near Sittingbourne last night (Sunday 15th July).
Kent Fire and Rescue Service's Emergency Control Centre coinfirmed that they had received a number of 999 calls reporting the fire.
Around 25 firefighters and six fire engines were initially sent to tackle the blaze and crews worked hard to bring it under control. They were successfully able to reduced the incident to four fire engines by 7.20pm and cleared the scene at around 9.00pm.
Several properties were struck by lightning earlier today (22nd June) during a major storm here in the Sittingbourne area.
Shortly after 11.40am two fire engines from Sittingbourne Fire Station responded to a detached garage fire in College Road, believed to have been caused by a lightning strike. A hose reel and short extension ladder were used and crews made the scene safe.
Firefighters were also called to reports of a shed being struck in Orchard Road. There crews used a hose reel, a short extension ladder and small tools to tackle the fire in the roof void of the shed.
Kent Fire and Rescue Service have been called to a large fire involving around 100sq metres of grass and undergrowth in the Gas Road area.
It is believed that three fire engines have been sent to the scene and firefighters are using hose reel jets to tackle the blaze.
There is a large plume of smoke in the area and residents are being advised to close all their windows and doors to prevent the smoke from entering their properties as a precaution.