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The Isle of Wight Fire and Rescue Service are tackling a chimney fire in Brading this evening (Thursday).

1 appliance from Ryde was mobilised to Station Road at around 17:00 when black smoke started billowing out of the chimney of a semi-detached property.

The first crew on scene soon requested a second appliance from Sandown to attend the incident, which has now been followed by an aerial ladder platform from Ryde.

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A cordon has been established as firefighters use the aerial ladder platform to inspect the chimney from above, carefully negotiating electricity cables as they go.

Station Road is closed to traffic and pedestrians at this time, meaning there is no vehicle access to Brading Train Station.

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Az-zahra Aziz

Pah, years ago, the stuffed a wet sack up the chimney, that cut off the O2 supply and job done. Sledge hammer to crack a walnut.
Cost immense to tax payers.

Andy Ash

I really hope you never need the help of the fire service. I’m sure you only comment for attention.

Az-zahra Aziz

No I genuinely feel the in these days of cut backs the fire service should be fully accountable on the cost of each shout, and it is only fair to question the ‘amount’ of appliances and staff attending. The full cost should be shown for ever call, so we can see where OUR cash is going. We do with most everything else. If firemen were paid the same amount whether they attended or not, I wonder if the results would be the same. Of course once in a ‘blue moon’ the amount will be justified, it is akin to demanding… Read more »

Damon Corr

I was the Incident Commander of this incident and have no problem justifying the decisions I made at this or any other incident to any person with a genuine concern if queries are received via the appropriate channel.

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