A kitchen fire at a rural property near Shorwell prompted an emergency response from Newport and Shanklin firefighters this evening (Tuesday).

2 appliances were mobilised to Kingston Road – which runs between Shorwell and Chale – at 17:47

However, the first crew on scene were able to quickly confirm that the grill pan fire had thankfully been extinguished by the homeowner.

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Both crews have now stood down from the incident having conducted a through inspection of the dwelling.

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