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FIRE CREWS RACE TO VENTNOR FIRE

albertstreetfire_6Fire crews from Newport and Ventnor have responded to reports of a house fire in Ventnor Town this afternoon.

Emergency services were called to the scene at Albert Street shortly after 16:00. Upon arrival, firefighters forced entry into a property where it was subsequently discovered that items had fallen onto a floodlight.

A builder, who had been working inside the residential property today, had left the premises for around 20 minutes when the incident occurred.

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Smoke was seen to be coming from the house, sparking a 999 alert.

Photos: Shane Thornton

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