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The Isle of Wight Fire and Rescue Service is responding to reports of a fire at Jewson Moreys in Newport this morning (Thursday).

4 appliances and an aerial ladder platform have been mobilised to the scene on Trafalgar Road having been alerted to the developing situation at around 09:30.

Island Echo is told by fire control that a fire has been reported in the extraction building on site.

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Witnesses at the scene say smoke is coming from the ‘mill’.

2 pumps from Newport and an aerial ladder platform from Newport are on scene, with a further pump from East Cowes and a fourth from Ryde currently en-route to the scene. The Incident Command Unit is also in attendance.

The Isle of Wight Ambulance Service is on scene, but no one has been injured.

UPDATE – The fire has been extinguished and resources are now standing down from the incident.

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It has been confirmed that the small fire broke out in the on-site bailer unit and extraction ducting.

4 breathing apparatus and 2 hose reels have been used to bring the situation under control, with positive pressure ventilation utilised to rid the building of smoke.

Jewsons will re-open to the public at 12:30 today.

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Don't tell him pike.

Not the first time .had a big one in the 80s when I was an apprentice there .

Yoshikage Kira

The self confessed arsonist strikes again :^)

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