Breaking News First reported by Island Echo


UPDATED: Fire crews from Ryde, Newport and Sandown have been called to an incident at Fellowship House in Ryde this morning (Saturday).

4 pumping appliances, an aerial ladder platform and the Incident Command Unit are all on scene at Green Street alongside a duty fire officer.

Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus have entered the hostel building and appear to be tackling a fire in the communal kitchen area.

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Police and the Isle of Wight Ambulance Service are also on scene. The alarm was raised at 00:30.

Green Street has been closed in both directions by Police.

UPDATE @ 01:12 – The incident has been quickly contained and as a result fire crews are now beginning to stand down.

1 appliance from Newport and the Incident Command Unit have already left the scene, with further appliances expected to follow suit shortly.

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No one has been injured.

UPDATE @ 01:24 – Just 2 appliances from Ryde remain at Fellowship House, where things are returning to normal.

It has been confirmed that a saucepan left on a hob is to blame for the alert.

Green Street is expected to re-open imminently.

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