UPDATED: SMELL OF BURNING RESULTS IN LARGE EMERGENCY RESPONSE TO BLACKWATER

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Firefighters from Newport and Ryde have responded to reports of the smell of burning at a residential care home in Blackwater this afternoon (Saturday).

3 pumping appliances and an aerial ladder platform are currently on scene off Blackwater Hollow having been alerted to the situation at 15:15.

According to fire control, there is no sign of fire at this stage but investigations are being carried out.

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UPDATE @ 16:01Island Echo is told that the alarm was sparked as a result of a fault with the home’s lift.

Resources are now starting to stand down from the incident.

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Linda
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Toast!

Az-zahra Aziz
Az-zahra Aziz
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Better ‘Toast’ then ‘brown bread’.

The elderly can’t escape so easily as the more mobile

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