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stthomasstreetvanfire2Firefighters from Ryde have this morning (Wednesday) tackled a van fire in the town, resulting in the closure of a busy road.

Crews were called to the scene on St Thomas’ Street shortly before 10:30 after receiving reports that a light goods van was ablaze.

The white Vauxhall Astra van was nearing St Thomas’ Square when a fire broke out in the engine bay, for currently unknown reasons.

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stthomasstreetvanfireSt Thomas Street remains closed this morning between Yelfs Road and St Thomas Square/Lind Street while recovery of the vehicle is arranged.

Fire crews left the scene at around 11:10.

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