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airingcupboardfire6UPDATED WITH VIDEO: Firefighters from Newport and East Cowes are this evening (Tuesday) attending a fire in an airing cupboard in East Cowes.

Two appliances and an officer are currently attending a property in Princess Close, where a fire was reported by the homeowner at 20:15.

4 breathing apparatus and 2 hose reels are being used to tackle the fire.

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airingcupboardfire2The British Red Cross have been requested to attend the scene with the fire and emergency support vehicle.

UPDATE @ 21:09 – The fire in a semi-detached dwelling has been brought under control.

One appliance from Newport has returned to station.

The cul-de-sac has been closed.

UPDATE @ 21:45 – The fire, which started accidently, has been extinguished.

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The British Red Cross are on scene helping support the affected occupants.

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