Fire crew called to Queens Road in Shanklin

badly parked vehicles delay firefighters sent to tackle flat fire in ryde

Retained firefighters from the Isle of Wight fire and rescue service were mobilsed to reports of a fire in Queens Road in Shanklin this evening.

The single crew of five firefighters were mobilsed just after 7pm to find that contractors had been carrying out a controlled burn within the grounds of a hotel and had left the bonfire unattended.

The crew used a high pressure jet to extinguish the large fire. Contractors returned to find that the fire had been put out.