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lushingtonhillshedfireTwo pumping appliances from the Isle of Wight Fire and Rescue Service have this lunchtime attended to an outbuilding fire at a property in Wootton.

Two crews from Newport Fire Station were dispatched to the scene on Lushington Hill at around 12:15 to reports of an outbuilding fire.

lushingtonhillshedfire2Eyewitnesses have described to Island Echo how loud explosions could be heard, believed to be that of gas bottles stored in the shed-like building.

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The road remains open this afternoon however delays are building up in the area. Firefighters are drawing water from a nearby hydrant in the middle of the road, meaning motorists are having to pass over a water hose.

Police are on the scene.

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