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victoriaroadcoweskitchenfireFirefighters from Newport and Cowes are this afternoon tackling a kitchen fire at a property in Cowes.

Crews are currently on scene at the incident in Victoria Avenue in the town, close to Cowes Fire Station.

UPDATE @ 16:55 – Firefighters using breathing apparatus have entered the heavily smoke-logged property, a terraced house, and have successfully extinguished the blaze, which started shortly before 16:00.

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Southern Vectis Route 1 buses were diverted due to the fire appliances blocking the road, however Victoria Road is once again reopen in both directions.

Route 1 is currently experiencing delays of up to 10 minutes.

No persons have been injured in the incident.

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