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CREWS TACKLE SHANKLIN FLAT FIRE

20140111-015449.jpgUPDATED: Firefighters are this morning (Saturday) tackling a flat fire in Shanklin.

Three appliances from the Isle of Wight Fire and Rescue Service from Newport, Sandown and Shanklin, are currently attending to a reported fire at a flat in Regent Street.

Eye witnesses have reported to Island Echo that a door has been accessed at the side of the town’s pet store – Pets Paradise – leading to the property above.

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Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus have entered the building and are tackling the blaze.

No one has been injured in the incident, which was reported to emergency services shortly after 00:35.

UPDATE SATURDAY: Fire crews left the scene at around 02:00 this morning. Food left unattended in a kitchen was to blame for the 999 alert.

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