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UPDATED: FIRE CREWS MOBILISED TO GARDEN FIRE IN CHALE


The Isle of Wight Fire and Rescue Service are tackling a garden fire at an address in Chale this afternoon (Wednesday).

2 appliances from Newport and a water carrier from Ventnor have been mobilised to a property on Newman Lane, between Chale Lane and Chale Street.

Trees and hedges are alight as a result of an out of control bonfire spreading.

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The alarm was raised at around 15:10.

UPDATE @ 16:45 – The fire, which has been confirmed as an out of control bonfire, has now been extinguished.

Island Echo is told that a tree has been severely damaged by the blaze.

No one has been injured.

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Az-zahra Aziz
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Az-zahra Aziz

The last hurrah of Summer, few more days and it will be wet, dark and gloomy until June next year. Bonfires will, once again, just be an annoying, pile, of smouldering damp leaves.

Migs
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Migs

Yes – with smoke irritating lungs, invading interiors of homes even with windows shut, and polluting the atmosphere.

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