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Teens arrested after grass fire 'started with petrol'

There were three outdoor fires in east Kent yesterday. File picture

24 July 2013

Two teenage boys have been arrested on suspicion of arson after reports grass at a recreation ground had been set alight with petrol.

Crowd gathers as Mercedes goes up in flames at shopping centre

The car on fire at Bluewater. Picture by @nyezee237

24 July 2013

A group of shoppers watched helplessly as a Mercedes burst into flames in a car park at Bluewater this morning.

Storms keep firefighters in Folkestone busy

23 July 2013

Firefighters in Folkestone dealt with five callouts throughout the night, including to a lightning strike at the home of a young family.

Lightning strikes twice

23 July 2013

It was a stormy night in Gravesend but fortunately lightning struck the best place possible.

Neighbour saves man's life

Firefighters on their way. File photo.

23 July 2013

A man saved his neighbour from a smoke-logged house when he left a frying pan on his hob and fell asleep.

Firefighters tackle blaze at oast house

Oast house fire in West Malling. Picture: Kent Fire and Rescue Service

22 July 2013

Dozens of firefighters have been tackling a blaze which spread through several homes at an oast house.

Fire sparks hospital evacuation

Maidstone Hospital in Hermitage Lane

22 July 2013

Patients had to be evacuated from Maidstone Hospital today when an electrical fire broke out.

Busy weekend for fire crews

Fire Brigade logo

22 July 2013

Phew! It was a scorcher of a weekend for fire crews

Fire crews called to 40 tonnes of hay alight at barn

Fire crews were sent to the scene. Stock image

21 July 2013

Firefighters tackled a barn fire which also damaged a workshop and threatened to spread to nearby buildings.

Man taken to hospital after bedsit fire

20 July 2013

Firefighters attended Craddock Road in Canterbury last night after a fire broke out in a bedsit.

Fifth person arrested in arson investigations

The Glass House fire

19 July 2013

Another person has been arrested in connection with two arson attacks in Sheerness.

Keeping children safe in the hot weather is as easy as child's play

19 July 2013

Firefighter urge parents to educate their children on the dangers that come with hot weather

Lorry goes up in smoke on M25

Emergency services at the scene of the lorry blaze on the M25. Picture: Highways Agency

17 July 2013

A blazing lorry carrying rubbish blocked a stretch of the M25 in Kent this afternoon.

Man burnt in car fire

Car on fire at the Reculver flyover. Picture: @Kent_999s

17 July 2013

Paramedics treated a man for burns after this car burst into flames.

Fire crews tackle straw blaze

17 July 2013

Fire crews continue to monitor straw fire in Birling

Firefighters called to burning log

17 July 2013

Firefighters were called out to a burning log in East Malling this morning

Fires break out across the borough overnight

17 July 2013

Dartford fire crews were kept busy with numerous fires, believed to be caused by the heat.

Woodland left severely damaged by 19-hour blaze

15 July 2013

Crews tackled weekend fire in Angley Woods, Cranbrook, for more than 19 hours

Seven people evacuated during house fire

14 July 2013

Fire crews from Folkestone were called to a blaze at Church Street in the early hours of this morning

London taxi fire on M2

The burnt out London taxi on the M2. Picture: @kentpoliceroads

13 July 2013

This is all that remains of a London taxi after it caught fire on the M2 this afternoon.

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