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wellroadeastcowesfireUPDATED: Firefighters are this afternoon (Sunday) in attendance at Well Road in East Cowes following reports of a fire inside a residential property.

Two appliances from Newport and East Cowes fire stations are currently at the scene opposite Waitrose, with fire crews wearing breathing apparatus having entered the terraced property.

wellroadeastcowesThe Isle of Wight Fire and Rescue Service were alerted to the incident at around 17:20.

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Local residents are reporting a strong burning smell in the surrounding area.

UPDATE @ 18:36 Island Echo understands the alert was caused by a kitchen fire, which has now been successfully extinguished by firefighters using a hose reel.

An electrical fault inside an oven is believed to be the cause of the fire.

The occupying family escaped without injury.

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