Unattended Candle Fire Aftermath. Photo: @ShanklinFire


The Isle of Wight Fire and Rescue Service are tackling a flat fire at an address in Shanklin this morning (Tuesday).

3 appliances from Shanklin, Sandown and Newport are currently on scene at Grange Road, where crews wearing breathing apparatus have entered a block of flats.

Island Echo is told that 1 person is currently receiving oxygen therapy for the effects of smoke inhalation. All other persons are accounted for.

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Crews have entered the building to contain and extinguish the fire, which is understood to have been caused by a candle.

UPDATE @ 11:32 – The Isle of Wight Ambulance Service have arrived on scene alongside local Police.

The road remains open at this time.

UPDATE @ 11:45 – It has been confirmed that a candle set fire to curtains and a television, which has now been removed from the property.

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1 appliance has been stood down from the incident but 2 crews and an officer remain on scene.

Photos shared by Friends of Shanklin Fire Station shows the devastating effects of an unattended candle can have – taken at this incident.

Keep you and your family safe from naked flames. For safety information about candle light safety visit https://www.hantsfire.gov.uk/keeping-safe/loveyourhome/firehazards/candles/.

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