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FIRE IN THE OPEN AT ATHERFIELD

firenighttimeculverFirefighters and Police were called to Military Road earlier this evening (Saturday) after a fire was discovered at the derelict Atherfield Bay Holiday Camp.

Crews from Newport and Freshwater were mobilised to the scene between Blackgang and Brighstone at around 21:30. Police were also called the incident.

Island Echo understands the fire is being treated as suspicious, which resulted in officers from Hampshire Constabulary conducting a search of the area.

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The fire was successfully extinguished and emergency services returned to station shortly after.

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