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VAN LEAKS DIESEL ONTO TESCO FORECOURT

tescodieselspill2UPDATED WITH VIDEO: Firefighters have been called to Tesco Filling Station in Ryde this evening (Tuesday) due to a fuel leak from a van.

One appliance from the nearby Ryde Fire Station was called to the scene on Brading Road at around 17:30 after an Iveco Daily van leaked a considerable amount of diesel onto the filling station forecourt, creating a fire hazard.

tescodieselspill3Tesco employees and firefighters have used sand to soak up the fuel and are currently safely removing the contaminated sand.

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The station has been temporarily closed to motorists, however Tesco store remains open as normal.

Meanwhile, firefighters from Newport have attended a small oven fire at a property on Fairlee Road, Newport. The fire was out on arrival.

One appliance from East Cowes were called to Hawthorn Meadows to an out of control bonfire.

UPDATED: Tesco Filling Station has reopened.

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