Emergency services from across the Isle of Wight rushed to reports of a house fire in Wootton this morning (Saturday), but it turned out to be a false alarm – the third in as many weeks.
At least 3 fire appliances from Cowes, Newport and Ryde, a fire officer, several Police units and an Isle of Wight Ambulance Service officer all responded to St Edmunds Walk at around 10:50. It’s thought that the Incident Command Unit also turned out.
It was feared that the occupants of a bungalow were caught up in a house fire, prompting a rapid multi-agency response on full blues and twos. However, it was quickly established by the first personnel on scene that there was no fire present.
Island Echo can reveal it is at least the third time that the Isle of Wight Fire and Rescue Service have been called to the address since 25th February. On each occasion there has been no fire identified and no action taken.
It’s understood that investigations will now place into how best to manage the situation and provide the necessary support for the vulnerable caller.