The Isle of Wight Fire and Rescue Service have been in action already this morning (Tuesday) after being called to reports of a flat fire in Ryde.
2 appliances – 1 from Ryde and 1 from Newport – were mobilised to Melville Street in the centre of town at around 05:20.
The first appliance on scene took a short while to locate the address in question, initially stopping at the end of Belvedere Street. The flat was eventually located closer to the junction with Nelson Street.
It has been confirmed that a small kitchen fire had developed as a result of a box being left on top of a cooker. Thankfully, the fire was swiftly extinguished by the property’s occupants prior to the arrival of the fire service.
With almost no action required, the stop message was put in at 05:43 and crews stood down.