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PROPERTY AT RISK AS GARDEN ENGULFED BY FLAMES

imageUPDATED WITH VIDEO: Firefighters are this afternoon (Tuesday) attending a large fire in a garden off Appley Road, Ryde.

An explosion has rocked the nearby area as flames engulf a shed and fence panels and threaten a residential dwelling on the corner of Marina Avenue.

5 appliances from the Isle of Wight Fire and Rescue Service and the Incident Command Unit are in attendance and are battling to save the roof of a bungalow.

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UPDATE @ 15:23 – Fire crews are using COBRA to penetrate the walls of the building to prevent the fire spreading.

The blaze has been brought under control however crews from Ryde, Newport and Shanklin continue to dowse the building in water.

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UPDATE @ 15:55 – Firefighters remain damping down the exterior of the property and removing the unsafe remains of the shed.

marinaaveneshedfirebungalowFCrews wearing breathing apparatus have entered the property to contain the spread of the fire, which has partially damaged the roof space. A conservatory has been badly damaged by the flames.

The main Ryde to Appley road remains open in both directions.

UPDATE @ 17:25 – The fire has been successfully extinguished by more than 25 firefighters.

Although partially smoke damaged, the majority of the single-level home has been saved by the Isle of Wight Fire and Rescue Service. Flames spread to the roof space structure, however crews have used COBRA to control the spread and minimise the overall damage to the home without putting any firefighters in danger.

bungalowshedfireappley3A thermal imaging camera is being used to check for any remaining hotspots.

Crews from Newport and Shanklin have made up and left the scene, with the remaining two crews from Ryde due to return to station shortly.

Island Echo can confirm that a gas cylinder located near to the shed exploded during the fire – a loud noise that could be heard in the neighbouring area. The cylinder is believed to have contained propane.

According to a fire service spokesperson, it is believed the fire began in the shed however the cause is currently unknown.

No one was injured in the incident.

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