FIREFIGHTERS EXTINGUISH GRASS FIRE IN SANDOWN

Firefighters from Shanklin have tackled a fire in the open this afternoon (Saturday).

The Hampshire & Isle of Wight Fire and Rescue Service crew attended the scene on Golf Links Road at just after 14:30 after a 999 call reporting a fire at the side of the road was received by the control room.

The retained Shanklin crew used 2 hose reel jets to extinguish the fire, which was partially located behind a fence, and had flames reaching several feet in to the air.

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It is not known how the fire started. Crews stood down at just after 15:10 having fully extinguished the fire and dampened down the area.

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David Ford
David Ford
1 month ago

Seems we have a fire starter in our midst

Sunshine
Sunshine
1 month ago

I don’t understand how a grass fire can start after all the rain we have had lately. Petrol must be used by some moron to start this fire.

Alex Tunnicliffe
Alex Tunnicliffe
1 month ago

plus all the damaged closure signs, herris fencing all along the cycle track to Alverstone – mindless scumbags

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