The photograph above reveals the extent of the damage caused when flames engulfed the derelict building off The Broadway at just before 19:40. Despite the best efforts of Hampshire & Isle of Wight Fire and Rescue Service, the hut couldn’t be saved.
The size of the blaze and the threat of it spreading to nearby properties led to 8 appliances being mobilised to the scene, including appliances from the mainland. However, by 20:45 the situation was under control and a number of resources were stood down with the incident scaled back.
3 main jets, 2 hose reels, breathing apparatus and a safety jet were all used to tackle the fire, with the stop message eventually put in at 22:20.
The cause of the fire is unknown, however, locals have told Island Echo that a group of youths were seen playing with fire in the area last Thursday and were sighted again last night.
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