UPDATED: FIREFIGHTERS RETURN TO SCENE OF DEVASTATING HOTEL BLAZE IN SANDOWN

Firefighters have returned to the derelict Ocean Hotel in Sandown, just hours after a devastating blaze ripped through the building.

2 appliances from Hampshire & Isle of Wight Fire and Rescue Service are in attendance on Sandown Esplanade after being summoned at around 17:40.

It’s understood that a 999 call was made to the emergency services after a passerby heard a fire alarm, prompting fears that a fire had restarted at the building.

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Firefighters from Ryde and Shanklin are rechecking the building for any signs of fire or hotspots following last night’s incident – which has since seen an arson investigation launched by police.

UPDATED @ 18:41 – After conducting a thorough search of the building, fire crews have found no sign of fire or ignition.

Firefighters have now once again secured the site and stood down, bringing the incident to a close.


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Beard
Beard
1 month ago

Great job by all the emergency services

bloowatch
bloowatch
Reply to  Beard
1 month ago

Half a job if it re-ignited once more.

Sillymilly
Sillymilly
1 month ago

I smell insurance claim!

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