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SMALL TRACKSIDE EMBANKMENT FIRE

FIREFIGHTERS from Shanklin and Ryde were this evening called to an embankment fire near to the Island’s train line in Lake.

One pumping appliance from Shanklin Fire Station and the Land Rover response vehicle from Ryde Fire Station were called to the scene near to Lake Train Station shortly before 17:00.

A small section of the undergrowth was on fire alongside the track.

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Hampshire Constabulary were also called to the scene as it is believed that several youths were acting suspiciously in the area prior to the fire.

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