Breaking News First reported by Island Echo

FIRE FEARS LEAD TO LARGE RESPONSE IN LAKE

Fire crews from Shanklin, Newport, Ryde and Ventnor have all responded to reports of a fire at Porter Court in Lake this evening (Friday).

At around 17:25 the Isle of Wight Fire and Rescue Service mobilised several resources – including an aerial appliance and the Incident Command Unit – to the accommodation complex off Sandown Road.

However, it quickly became apparent that there was no blaze developing resulting in crews being swiftly released from the incident.

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Burnt cooking has been blamed.

1 appliance from Shanklin remains on the scene but they are not conducting any firefighting activity.

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