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20131201-164929.jpgUPDATED: Firefighters are this afternoon tackling a flat fire in Sandown.

Three appliances from the Isle of Wight Fire and Rescue Service are in attendance at a property above shops in the High Street, between St Johns Road and Pier Street.

Four firefighters have entered the building using breathing apparatus and a hose reel to tackle the flames.

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UPDATE @ 16:20 – Fire crews are now leaving the scene in Sandown High Street after successfully extinguishing the fire.

Island Echo understand that a mother and her child evacuated the property and have thankfully escaped injury.

Crews from Sandowm, Newport and Ryde responded to the incident shortly before 15:00.

The road has now reopened to traffic.

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