Breaking News First reported by Island Echo


The Isle of Wight Fire and Rescue Service has responded to reports of a fire within the shafts of the Shanklin Cliff Lift this evening (Friday).

2 appliances from Sandown and Shanklin were called to the scene on Shanklin Esplanade at just gone 20:05, with 1 appliance quickly moving to a position at the top of the cliff.

Crews worked to identify that the smell of smoke was originating from the nearby car park, not the lift.

Article continues below this advertisement

The fire service has since left the scene.

It was originally reported that the fire service were called to free persons trapped in the lift. This was not the case and the article has been updated to reflect new information.

The views/opinions expressed in these comments are solely those of the author and do not represent those of Island Echo. House rules on commenting must be followed at all times. data-matched-content-ui-type="image_card_stacked"

News, Traffic & Travel Tweets