AGRICULTURAL OUTBUILDING FIRE BREAKS OUT NEAR NEWPORT

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The Isle of Wight Fire and Rescue Service have been called to a fire involving an outbuilding to the rear of a property on the outskirts of Newport this afternoon (Saturday). 

3 fire appliances – 2 from Newport and 1 from Ryde – have been mobilised to an address on Staplers Road opposite Mews Lane, between Landscape Lane and Blacklands Lane.

Crews have donned breathing apparatus and are tackling the fire with main jets and hose reels. The situation appears to be under control.

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A water carrier from Ventnor is understood to be en-route and the Incident Command Unit from Newport has also been called.

An appliance from Cowes is thought to be standing by in Newport should any further shouts come in.

Emergency Services were called to the incident sometime before 17:00.

The road remains open but delays are expected.

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UPDATE – It has been confirmed that the fire has affected an 8×3 metre outbuilding.

Crews left the scene shortly before 18:00 having quickly tackled and extinguished the blaze.

 

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Dave Swan
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This is going to be controversial – but what is the connection between the IW Fire and Rescue and Island Echo? This story is NOT news! This is what the Fire and Rescue service does, thankfully, but this site is just like a diary of their days – EVERY day! What about Covid-19 e.g.?!

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We have been reporting incidents just like this one for the past 8 years, covering the great work of the fire service, the Police and the ambulance service. In addition, we cover the work of volunteers such as independent lifeboats, the RNLI and Coastguard Rescue Teams.

The news has been fairly quiet recently and up until this week it feels like quite a long time since we last attended a ‘shout’.

With regards to COVID-19… we have covered the ongoing situation in great detail and have a dedicated section on the website. We have published around 500 stories so far this month, which is around 150 more than usual – that is 150 coronavirus-related stories, roughly.

Our readers enjoy the coverage we provide and highlighting the work of our emergency services is a key part of any news outlet, especially as times like these when we need them the most. The emergency personnel themselves like to see their work recognised, as do their family and friends.

West Wighter
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Well done I O W fire service
You guys do a fantastic job

Anonymous
Anonymous
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I Bet you also moaned about national news reporting about the grendfell fire too. After all it was only a fire and they were only doing there job.

Mary
Mary
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Good reporting keep up the good work

Rog
Rog
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All very disciplined. Dave Swan’s comments appropriate. Can we have more ambulance stories.

Pete
Pete
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Coronavirus is dominating the news at the moment and so it should, but life still goes on. It is reassuring that it does and that it is reported in the media.

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