Firefighters from Ryde and Newport have responded to reports of a flat fire in Ryde Town Centre this evening (Thursday).
2 appliances are currently on scene at Lind Hill, near the town’s Travelodge, having been called out around 21:30 – with a multitude of sirens heard by Island Echo readers.
Crews wearing breathing apparatus have entered a property equipped with a hose reel jet, however, the situation appears to be under control.
Island Echo is told that smoke was reportedly filling a room.
All persons are understood to be accounted for with a number of people evacuated and stood outside the address.
Lind Street remains open as normal to all traffic.
UPDATE @ 21:45 – Newport’s wholetime appliance has been stood down from the incident, indicating any fire has been extinguished and the situation is well under control.
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