FIRE CREWS CALLED TO FRESHWATER HOUSE FIRE

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The Isle of Wight Fire and Rescue Service were mobilised to reports of a residential property fire in Freshwater this afternoon (Friday). 

Fire crews from Freshwater and Newport were sent to an address on Victoria Road following reports of a fire within a property at around 14:45.

Upon the arrival of the first crew, it was discovered a fire had started in the floor space between the first and ground floor.

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Firefighters were able to quickly extinguish the fire before it had a chance to spread further.

Breathing apparatus, ladders and hose reel jets were used to tackle the small fire which damaged an area of approximately 2 square meters.

Firefighters at the property in Freshwater | Photo: Freshwater Fire Station

Crews have now stood down from the incident and have returned to their home stations.

A spokesperson for the retained Freshwater Fire Station has said:

“Freshwater and Newport fire crews just returned from a house fire in Freshwater which started in floor space between the first and ground floor.

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“Crews quickly extinguished the fire using breathing apparatus and HRJ’s before the fire had chance to spread limiting the fire damage to around 2 square metres.”

A spokesperson for Blue Watch, Newport Fire Station who were also on scene added:

“Good work by all the crews involved.”

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