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Firefighters from Sandown, Shanklin and Newport have attended a fire at a property in Shanklin this evening (Friday).

Three appliances were called to a residential property on the High Street shortly before 19:40 following reports of a heater on fire, however the blaze was out upon arrival of fire crews.

No one has been injured in the incident, however ventilation has been used to clear smoke from the flat.

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Two appliances from the Isle of Wight Fire and Rescue Service left the scene shortly after 20:00.

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