Fire crews tackle grass fire on Dartford Heath

fire crews tackle grass fire on dartford heath

Kent Fire and Rescue Service was called to a grass fire at Dartford Heath. Two fire engines attended and crews extinguished the fire which covered an area approximately 25m x 25m.

The cause isn’t known and there were no reported injuries.

During the warmer months, the number of grass fires KFRS is called out to increases.

Follow these top tips to help avoid incidents of this nature:

Avoid discarding cigarettes or matches while walking or driving through the countryside

Have barbecues in authorised areas and make sure it is cold before it is disposed of correctly

Be sure not leave barbecues unattended Avoid having campfires in the countryside Litter such as reflective cans and glass can start fires, so take your rubbish with you If you live close to woodland or fields do not burn off garden rubbish during hot weather

Report any evidence of illegal fire setting activity