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Early Morning Collision Closes Road

Early Morning Collision Closes Road

The A2500 Lower Road, in Minster-On-Sea on the Isle Of Sheppey, will be CLOSED until 1.00pm this afternoon (Thursday 16th August) following a collision earlier on this morning.

The road is closed, in both directions, between the Cowstead Corner Roundabout and Thistle Hill Way following the head-on car crash between a silver Skoda Fabia and a red Toyota Hilux at around 4.00am.

Crews Tackle Warden Bay Cornfield Fire

Crews Tackle Warden Bay Cornfield Fire

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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.

Standing Corn Fire In Stockbury

Standing Corn Fire In Stockbury

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.

Iwade Waste Fire Spreads To Shed And Outbuilding

Iwade Waste Fire Spreads To Shed And Outbuilding

Kent Fire and Rescue Service (KFRS) were called reports of a shed alight on School Lane in Iwade earlier today.

The Sittingbourne crew were called out at around 1:35pm to a large pile of rubbish that had caught alight and spread to a nearby shed and an outbuilding.

Four fire engines and a bulk water carrier attended, with crews wearing breathing apparatus and using two hose reel jets to extinguish the blaze. There were no reported injuries and the cause is not known at this stage.

 

Local Lightning Strikes During Storm

Local Lightning Strikes During Storm

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.

Large Grass Fire In Gas Road Area

Large Grass Fire In Gas Road Area

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.

 

'Suspicious' Fire At Sittingbourne Boxing Club

'Suspicious' Fire At Sittingbourne Boxing Club

Kent Police officers are investigating a fire at an industrial unit in Sittingbourne overnight and are appealing for witnesses to come forward.

Kent Police received a report at 12.24am this morning (Thursday 16th March) that a car had been in collision with an industrial unit in Castle Road, Sittingbourne. The unit is currently used as the Rumble Boxing Academy.

Officers attended the scene where a car was found to be alight and crashed in to the unoccupied premises.

Firefighters Tackle 300 Tonnes Of Hay Bales On Fire

Firefighters Tackle 300 Tonnes Of Hay Bales On Fire

Kent Fire and Rescue Service (KFRS) dealt with a fire involving approximately 300 tonnes of baled hay in Matts Hill Road, Hartlip earlier today (Wednesday 26th October).

Three fire engines and a bulk water carrier were sent to the scene. Fire crews used two main jets and a hose reel to prevent the fire spreading to surrounding shrubbery.

 

Awards Ceremony Honours Local Firefighters

Awards Ceremony To Honour Firefighters

Kent Fire and Rescue Service (KFRS) held a special awards ceremony at Oakwood House in Maidstone yesterday (Tuesday 4th October) to honour firefighters and a South East Coast Ambulance Service advanced ambulance technician.

They were all presented with a Chief Executive's Certificate of Congratulation, in front of colleagues, family and friends at the special ceremony attended by Her Majesty's Lord Lieutenant for Kent, Viscount De L'Isle MBE, the Chairman of Kent and Medway Fire and Rescue Authority (KMFRA) Nick Chard and KFRS Chief Executive Ann Millington.

Local Weather-Related Incidents Overnight

Kent Fire and Rescue Service (KFRS) have confirmed that they received several calls overnight about flooding in areas including: Eastchurch, Herne Bay, Margate and Cliftonville. The majority of calls received by KFRS's emergency control room staff did not need immediate assistance. However, crews were called at 3.48am to Crown Road in Sittingbourne and used a grindex pump to move water away from some properties. They also attended an incident following a call at 6.35am.

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