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UPDATED: FIRE IN FLAT ABOVE CHIP SHOP IN RYDE TOWN CENTRE

Da18947a-33c4-490b-975e-a47bd8915d88Firefighters have been called to a fire in a flat above a popular chip shop in Ryde Town Centre this afternoon (Thursday).

A single appliance from Ryde – the first pump on scene – has main jets in use to contain and extinguish the blaze, which has broken out above Wights on High Street.

The crew of 5 have been seen to battle the flames for over 15 minutes on their own but have now been joined by a further appliance from Newport and Ryde’s Aerial Ladder Platform (ALP), which arrived at just before 17:00.

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The fire was discovered at around 16:40.

Hampshire & Isle of Wight Constabulary is also present at the scene, with Police saying they heard a ‘small explosion’. Officers are erecting cordons blocking the High Street and nearby Newport Street and Star Street.

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Neighbouring homes and businesses have been evacuated as a precaution.

Pedestrians and motorists are advised to avoid the area for the time being.

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UPDATE @ 17:05 – The ALP is being used to reach the 1st floor residency with white smoke filling the air, suggesting firefighters have a good supply of water dousing the flames.

Resources from the Isle of Wight Ambulance Service (IOWAS) have arrived on scene, as has a 3rd fire appliance. However, it’s unclear if any injuries have been reported.

Cordons in the area have been extended due to the continuous billowing of potentially toxic smoke.

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UPDATE @ 17:20 – The fire appears to be under control, with smoke diminishing. It doesn’t appear to have breached the roof or spread to adjoining properties.

A total of 4 breathing apparatus have been committed into the building, in 2 teams of 2.

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Island Echo understands at least 2 fire engines from the mainland have been mobilised to the Island to ensure adequate cover.

Further information as to how the fire started is expected in due course.

The incident remains ongoing.

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UPDATE @ 18:45 – It has been confirmed that no persons have been injured as a result of the fire, although significant damage has been caused to the property.

The incident is now being scaled back but cordons are expected to remain in place for the time being.

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UPDATE @ 21:20 – The incident at Ryde has been closed with all cordons lifted.

All roads in the area have reopened.

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ExtraD
ExtraD
18 days ago

The important thing is to use the leftover pukka pie casing as a mini kebab filled with chips

Freddie
Freddie
18 days ago

Why from mainland if only two appliances out ?. Why are older appliances scrapped or sold when they could be available?. Or is it not enough fireman now?.

Steve Draper
Steve Draper
Reply to  Freddie
17 days ago

Other incidents across the Island – also reported.

Freddie
Freddie
18 days ago

glasses & facial hair? where is this merged Fire Service going?

PlainEnglishPlease
PlainEnglishPlease
17 days ago

Appliance, what on earth is an appliance? Do you mean a fire engine. Also, what does “A total of 4 breathing apparatus have been committed into the building, in 2 teams of 2.”…is this 4 firemen with breathing apparatus, presumably the apparatus didn’t go in of its own accord, sans firemen. Please use normal English, rather than bewildering jargon. Thank you.

Poulidor
Poulidor
Reply to  PlainEnglishPlease
17 days ago

Use normal English. Then what is ‘sans firemen’ ? If not French.

Anonymous
Anonymous
Reply to  PlainEnglishPlease
17 days ago

I think you find they are know as fire appliance and even the fire service call them that.

Steve Draper
Steve Draper
Reply to  PlainEnglishPlease
17 days ago

Officially referred to as an “Appliance”.

IsleoWill
IsleoWill
Reply to  PlainEnglishPlease
17 days ago

Appliance is the term used in the service for the trucks. Strange that you champion plain English then use 4 not four and then use the word, ‘sans’.

PlainEnglishPlease
PlainEnglishPlease
Reply to  IsleoWill
17 days ago

The fire service call them appliances, do they? Well, isn’t a fire extinguisher an ‘appliance’, a fire blanket an ‘appliance’, even a sprinkler is an ‘appliance’. It is poor terminology, wherever it comes from. Ask fifteen people in the street what a fire appliance is and you would be lucky to get five who say it is a fire engine. It doesn’t matter what the fire service call them, they are fire engines. A term that means one thing, instead of ten potential things.

Yes, clever clogs, sans is a French word, but many English words are of French origin, who doesn’t know what sans means? Plain English and basic English are not the same, every native English speaker should know the word sans.

Devon Jock
Devon Jock
Reply to  PlainEnglishPlease
17 days ago

“Sans teeth, sans everything”. William Shakespeare had no problem with it.

IsleoWill
IsleoWill
Reply to  PlainEnglishPlease
17 days ago

I’m a great believer in plain English too but you really do need to get out more. Preferably not near a fire incident or RTC. A fire extinguisher is a fire extinguisher (A, B or C). A fire blanket is not an appliance (and are now frowned upon). The Fire Service have a clear use of language (for obvious reasons) and many acronyms. A lot of their language (ergo commands) comes from the Navy. I hope this helps.

Sarah
Sarah
Reply to  PlainEnglishPlease
17 days ago

Wow. You really don’t take well to criticism, do you?!

Mary
Mary
17 days ago

Excellent reporting.

Claire
Claire
17 days ago

Bit weird the person who lived there didn’t come back and check the flat and all their belongings once told their place was on fire…. Surely their hiding something… what really caused that fire

Jess
Jess
Reply to  Claire
17 days ago

‘they are’ is they’re ( not their)

Claire
Claire
Reply to  Jess
17 days ago

Bloody hell Jessica, did you want me to pay for my educational lesson ? Cheap price I bet?

Onelove
Onelove
Reply to  Claire
17 days ago

No , just pointing out you’re stupid.

Claire
Claire
Reply to  Onelove
17 days ago

And now YOU ARE homeless

Onelove
Onelove
Reply to  Claire
16 days ago

We’re not though we’ve already got somewhere and not because we pushed two kids out like you did go get a job

Claire
Claire
Reply to  Onelove
16 days ago

My children are all grown up

Clairesenemy
Clairesenemy
Reply to  Claire
15 days ago

No they really are not and neither are you.

IsleoWill
IsleoWill
Reply to  Onelove
17 days ago

Nearly choked on my Martini, then

 

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