May 31, 2023

It’s believed {that a} fireplace on Dartford Heath on Wednesday night time was deliberate – because it marks the 52nd fireplace within the grass space because the begin of July.

Hearth crews had been known as to the grass fireplace close to to Shepherds Lane simply after 6pm on Wednesday night time.

Eight engines and two all-terrain autos attended.

Crews extinguished the flames utilizing hose reel jets and most important jets and beaters earlier than checking for any remaining hotspots.

No accidents had been reported.

Kent Police had been additionally on the scene as it’s believed that the fireplace was began intentionally.

The hearth was out simply after 9.10pm.

Earlier than this incident, Kent Hearth and Rescue Service informed the Information Shopper that firefighters have attended to 51 fires on Dartford Heath because the begin of July this yr.

It’s believed that 12 of the 51 fires had been began intentionally.

A KFRS spokesperson mentioned: “Kent Hearth and Rescue Service was known as to studies of a grass fireplace at Dartford Heath, close to to Shepherds Lane.

“Eight fireplace engines and two all-terrain autos attended and crews extinguished the flames utilizing hose reel jets, most important jets and beaters, earlier than checking for any remaining sizzling spots.

“No accidents had been reported.

“Kent Police additionally attended because it’s believed the fireplace was began intentionally.”

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