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UPDATED: SHED BLAZE BREAKS OUT IN WROXALL


Firefighters from Shanklin and Ventnor are responding to a garden fire in Wroxall this afternoon (Thursday).

2 appliances have been mobilised to the scene on St Martin’s Road, where it is said a number of bushes are well alight. A shed has also been engulfed by the flames.

Smoke can be seen from as far away as Whitwell.

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The alarm was raised at around 14:20 and comes just a day after another garden fire in Chale.

UPDATE @ 14:40 – The Isle of Wight Fire and Rescue Service have confirmed that the fire is affecting an area of 5×10 metres.

UPDATE @ 15:22 – Fire crews have used a main jet, 2 hose reels and 4 breathing apparatus to extinguish the fire, which has destroyed a garden shed, a hedge row and fencing.

The Isle of Wight Fire and Rescue Service are now standing down from the incident.

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