Fire Rips through Block of Flats on Isle of Wight

fire rips through block of flats on isle of wight

A Fire has ripped through a block of flats in Newport this afternoon.   Six fire appliances and an aerial ladder platform were called to the blaze that broke just after 4pm this afternoon (Wednesday 28th)

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Southern Vectis  say its routes 7 and 38 buses have  diverted whilst fire crews still tackle the blaze.

Crews from Newport,Cowes,Ryde and East Cowes  raced to the West Street in  Newport after multiple calls from shoppers and flat owners as  flames licked the roof of the building and  smoke poured from the roof of the multi dwelling property.


A spokeswoman from Isle of Wight Fire and rescue  said “We were called just after 4pm to a property  fire in West Street. Crew have reported that the roof of the property is well alight and fire fighters are likely to remain at the property  for some time. Crews from Newport, Ryde, East Cowes and Cowes are tackling the blaze, at the block of flats”

No one has been thought to have been hurt in the blaze.

The cause of the  fire is still under investigation but is thought tobeen electrical   related.