Breaking News First reported by Island Echo


UPDATED: The Isle of Wight Fire and Rescue Service is attending an incident at a factory in Sandown this morning (Thursday).

At just gone 09:00 more than 4 crews from Ryde and Newport, including an Aerial Ladder Platform, were called to Hydromar on College Close over fears of a large fire.

Firefighters from Ryde have entered the building and are assessing the situation.

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The incident is not as serious as first feared by officials, with all but 1 appliance now stood down.

Staff have evacuated the building but are expected to return shortly. The business specialises in water jet cutting.

UPDATE – Hot oil leaking from a compressor inside the factory has been blamed for the alert.

The fire service have now stood down from the incident.


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