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wightmouseUPDATED: Firefighters are this afternoon (Friday) responding to a small fire at The Wight Mouse in Chale.

The Isle of Wight Fire and Rescue Service were alerted to a small fire having broken out in the staff area of the family pub at around 13:30.

All persons have been evacuated and one pumping appliance from Newport Fire Station has arrived on the scene near to Military Road in the last few minutes, with a second appliance from Ventnor Fire Station en-route.

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UPDATE @ 13:56 – It is understood the fire has been brought under control and contained to the staff room.

Staff member’s possessions have been damaged, however no persons have been injured.

Patrons have been allowed to return inside the building.

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