UPDATED: 1 HOSPITALISED AS BEDROOM FIRE BREAKS OUT AT TRAVELODGE IN NEWPORT

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Firefighters are tackling a bedroom fire at Travelodge in Newport this afternoon (Sunday).

The hotel on Lugley Street has been evacuated as crews from Newport and Ryde work to extinguish the fire.

3 appliances are on scene alongside an aerial ladder platform and the Incident Command Unit, although the situation is understood to be under control.

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The alarm was raised at around 16:25.

The Isle of Wight Ambulance Service are also on scene.

UPDATE @ 17:22 – The fire has been extinguished and positive pressure ventilation is now being used to rid the building of smoke.

The cause of the fire is yet to be disclosed.

Crews are starting to stand down from the incident but 2 appliances remain on scene.

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UPDATE @ 17:45 – 1 person has been conveyed to St Mary’s Hospital as a result of the fire, which broke out on the ground floor.

 

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Az-zahra Aziz
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Was there no smoke alarms

ben
ben
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Yes! Hence why the alarm was raised! and peoples lives were saved!

Az-zahra Aziz
Az-zahra Aziz
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Couldn’t staff have used an extinguisher then? Hardly likely an inferno with fire resistant materials used now. Likely just empty the T pot over it, all done, no fuss.

Zack Zuck
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Sounds like some steamy loving caused friction burn to the wooden bedframe 😉

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