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ELECTRICAL FAULT SPARKS RESPONSE TO OAKFIELD HIGH STREET

Firefighters are in attendance at Oakfield in Ryde this afternoon (Monday) where an electrical fault has resulted in the evacuation of a shop.

Crews from Ryde, Newport and Shanklin were mobilised to Oakfield Stores on High Street at 13:32, but the incident was quickly scaled back.

Staff and customers were evacuated from the busy shop when the smell of burning became evident – understood to be from an overheated electricity unit.

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Investigations have led firefighters to an area outside with a cordon now established around the pavement.

1 appliance from Ryde remains on scene and it’s thought Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks have been made aware of the situation.

UPDATE @ 17:05 – The fire service has now stood down from the incident.

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