VIDEO: LINESIDE FIRE BREAKS OUT AT ASHEY

Firefighters are using beaters to contain and extinguish a fire beside the railway line at Ashey. 

1 appliance from Ryde is on scene just off Ashey Road, where dry conditions have led to a small section of grass embankment catching fire – most likely as a result of hot ash dispersed by the steam trains.

The situation is under control and staff from the Isle of Wight Steam Railway are assisting the fire service.

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Hampshire & Isle of Wight Fire and Rescue Service was alerted at just before 13:05.

UPDATE @ 13:40 – Ryde’s firefighters are now standing down from the incident having quickly resolved the situation. The fire is said to have measured around 20 x 5m.

Photo: Green Watch HIWFRS

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Tony
Tony
12 days ago

Is that it for today? A small lineside fire……..

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Reply to  Tony
12 days ago

I think that’s quite dramatic for a sleepy hot Wednesday.

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