Fire crews from across the Isle of Wight have been called to tackle a blaze that has broken out on Sandown Pier on the Isle of Wight in the early hours of Wednesday morning.
Crews from Newport,Sandown and Shanklin where called just after 4am following a number of calls to the Hampshire and Isle of Wight fire control reporting smoke issuing from the 875 foot long pier that opened in 1879.
An investigation has been launched into the cause of the blaze that has been tackled by fire fighters wearing breathing apparatus using a hose reel and a covering jet. It’s understood that it took crews approx 30 mins to bring the blaze under control.
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