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UPDATE: GARDEN FIRE BREAKS OUT AT LUXURY CREEKSIDE PROPERTY IN WOOTTON

A large fire has broke out in the garden of a luxury property between Fishbourne and Wootton this afternoon (Monday).

Fire crews have been mobilised to Ashlake Farm Lane, where plumes of black smoke can be seen billowing into the sky.

Island Echo is told that a number of items including a greenhouse have been engulfed by the flames.

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The blaze broke out just before 16:05.

UPDATE @ 16:30 – The fire has now been extinguished by Hampshire & Isle of Wight Fire and Rescue Service – but not before destroying garden items and causing some heat damage to a neighbouring garage.

3 appliances from East Cowes and Newport remain on scene and damping down is in progress.

It’s understood the property owner was carrying out a controlled burn on the slipway leading onto Wootton Creek earlier today, which is thought to have then ignited nearby objects.

Local residents have reported hearing a number of loud explosions as the fire took hold.

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Adrian
Adrian
9 days ago

That’s a lot of black smoke for a garden shed fure

Tony
Tony
9 days ago

Carried out a controlled burn!!!

Letting you know
Letting you know
9 days ago

Who pays the bill for the emergency service?…the idiot should in my opinion..

fred
fred
Reply to  Letting you know
9 days ago

Moron, if you make people pay, no one will call them, then we’ll have fires burning out of control.

Letting you know
Letting you know
Reply to  fred
9 days ago

In your pathetic thinking then, he would have let his and his neighbours house’s burn down then?
Idiot..

BleedingObvious
BleedingObvious
Reply to  Letting you know
8 days ago

Judging by the size of that house I’d say the owners huge rip-off Council Tax bill already paid for the emergency service.

gandalf
gandalf
Reply to  BleedingObvious
8 days ago

Judging by the size of that house, I think they could afford it….

Letting you know
Letting you know
Reply to  gandalf
8 days ago

Is it a British thing, when someone has achieved success in life we put them down, yet if your successful in the US they praise you…what is wrong about success??.

Claire
Claire
Reply to  Letting you know
8 days ago

What a stupid comment

Letting you know
Letting you know
Reply to  Claire
8 days ago

Must be too difficult for you to understand..

Beefy .
Beefy .
Reply to  Letting you know
7 days ago

Its paid for by our taxes you idiot .

Peaky Blinder
Peaky Blinder
9 days ago

Should have taken the rubbish to the tip!

fred
fred
9 days ago

Probably one of the UK’s oligarchs having a week on the island in one of their 10 houses.

Mandy
Mandy
9 days ago

‘Controlled burn’ at a time when people have their washing out! Arrogant imbecile. The rich think they own the place and can do what they like, when they like with no regard for people around them.

BleedingObvious
BleedingObvious
Reply to  Mandy
8 days ago

And if they did it at 2am ??

Apse Heath John
Apse Heath John
8 days ago

Judging by the black smoke I reckon he was burning the old tyres off the Bentley, too mean to take them to the tip or pay for disposal when having new ones.

Smoke gets in your eyes
Smoke gets in your eyes
8 days ago

Who’s hiding in the bushes.

On the fence
On the fence
Reply to  Smoke gets in your eyes
8 days ago

Colonel Sanders by the look of it

Freshwater Fish
Freshwater Fish
Reply to  Smoke gets in your eyes
8 days ago

I particularly like the triangular hazard sign. Excellent foresight…

Wolf
Wolf
8 days ago

Was the shed full of tyres ?

Baboshka
Baboshka
7 days ago

I know this family, they have worked hard all their lives and live on the Island.
They are devastated with what has happenend.
The reason for the black smoke, is not what they were burning but what caught fire.
As I say they are devastated and people throwing rocks at them, (insults) without knowing the full facts
does not help.

Smoke gets in your eyes
Smoke gets in your eyes
Reply to  Baboshka
7 days ago

without knowing the full facts. Fire is the fact. Don’t burn rubbish. Take it to the tip.save a lot of hassle when fire gets out of control. Not only that. what about neighbourhoods getting the smoke in there lungs in the household can’t open windows.and after all that you say to yourself I should have gone to the tip.

 

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