Fire crews from Newport, Cowes, Shanklin and Ryde have responded to an alert at County Hall in Newport this lunchtime (Friday).
A total of 5 appliances responded to the heart of democracy on the Island following an alarm activation at around 12:20.
However, the situation was quickly deemed to be a false alarm and appliances were stood down en-route.
Newport’s wholetime appliance left the scene at 12:40, returning to station just a short distance away.
UPDATE – It has been confirmed that reports of smoke seen form the roof of County Hall prompted the emergency response.
On arrival the ‘smoke’ was quickly discovered to be steam from the boiler system.
The incident has been deemed a false alarm good intent.