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EARLY HOURS CALL OUT FOR FIRE CREWS TO FACTORY IN EAST COWES

Firefighters from East Cowes, Newport and Ryde have all responded to an alert at GKN in East Cowes this morning (Friday).

3 appliances, an aerial ladder platform and the Incident Command Unit were mobilised to the Clarence Road site at around 03:15.

However, shortly after the arrivial of the first crew it was established that no action was required and all resources were stood down by 03:40.

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It has been confirmed that smoke was seen coming from the compressor room. It’s thought that a system failure is to blame, possibly as a result of a worn belt or similar.

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