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20130503-190357.jpgReports are coming through this evening (Friday) of a large fire in East Cowes town.

One pumping appliance from East Cowes is currently tackling a wood and mixed material blaze on Old Road in the town. It is understood a pumping appliance from Newport has also attended the scene.

Black smoke could be seen for miles around, however fire crews using breathing apparatus have now got the blaze under control.

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eastcowesyouthblurredIt is understood that the fire is being treated as suspicious, the second arson attack in the area in the last 12 months.

Police have detained and arrested two youths nearby, aged 13 and 14.


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