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TAXI ON FIRE PROMPTS FIREFIGHTER TURNOUT

rydetaxifireFirefighters were called to a taxi on fire in Ryde High Street earlier this morning (Saturday).

One appliance from the Isle of Wight Fire and Rescue Service was mobilised to the scene near the junction with St John’s Road and Green Street at just before 07:00.

The single crew tackled the fire, bringing the situation under control.

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The female driver of the Ford Mondeo escaped injury.

Island Roads temporarily closed the High Street to allow debris to be cleared from the carriageway. The road has since reopened.

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