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POWER CABLE SPARKS FIRE SERVICE RESPONSE

Fire crews from Newport and Shanklin were called to Wroxall earlier this morning (Monday) where a power cable was sparking.

2 appliances were mobilised at just before 07:40 to reports of a property fire in the village, situated between Whiteley Bank and Ventnor.

However, the first firefighters on scene discovered that there was no fire, but instead a live power cable was arching nearby to the property.

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Crews made the scene safe and requested the attendance of Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks to isolate the supply and fix the issue.

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