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atherfieldshorwellcottagefuseboxfireUPDATED: Firefighters are this evening (Monday) tackling a small electrical fire at a property between Shorwell and Atherfield.

Two appliances from Newport and an appliance from Ventnor were called to the scene at Plovers Cottage on Atherfield Road at 19:34, however the appliance from Ventnor has since been stood down. A fire duty officer is also in attendance.

Four breathing apparatus are being used alongside two hose reels to tackle the ground floor fire in the kitchen of the property.

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atherfieldshorwellcottagefuseboxfire2UPDATE @ 20:30 – The kitchen of the rural home has suffered smoke damage and fire crews are currently ventilating the building.

One appliance has left the scene and returned to Newport Fire Station.

Scottish and Southern Energy have been called to the incident.

UPDATE @ 21:00 – The fire has been successfully extinguished and crews have now left the scene.

No one has been injured.

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