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DOG WALKER SPARKS CALL OUT TO ST MARY’S FOR FIRE CREWS


The Isle of Wight Fire and Rescue Service have responded to reports of smoke issuing from St Mary’s Hospital this morning (Wednesday).

2 appliances from Newport and Ryde were mobilised to Parkhurst Road at 06:30 after a dog walker reported seeing smoke.

The first crew on scene were able to quickly ascertain that it was in fact steam from the on-site sterilisation unit.

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Ryde’s retained crew were stood down as they approached Binstead. They and Newport have since returned to station.

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