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The Isle of Wight Fire and Rescue Service have mobilised a number of appliances to St Mary’s Hospital in Newport this morning (Thursday).

3 appliances from Newport, Cowes and Ryde are responding to the scene off Parkhurst Road, alongside an Aerial Ladder Platform from Newport.

The alert came in shortly before 08:00.

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UPDATE @ 08:27 – It has been confirmed that burnt toast sparked a fire alarm activation.

Crews have now been stood down having confirmed that no fire is present.

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Sometimes I could just bang heads together.

Az-zahra Aziz

3 engines for a slice of toast. Sort it out. Yet call the Police and you will be LUCKY if they turn out.

Publish every shout, how many appliances and how much in wages it all costs, then see if people still think ‘better to be safe…’

Not fire brigades fault as they ‘have’ to attend, even IF someone tells them it is all OK, but WE are paying for this foolishness.


Many brigades dont attend hospital afas anymore. The isle or wight remains one of the very few. Many only respond to fire calls. So islanders should count themselfs lucky they still receive a response to a alarm activation.

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