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UPDATED: Emergency services recalled to Sandown

Fires crews from Shanklin and Ryde have been mobilised to an incident in Sandown on the Isle of Wight this evening.
Crews from both stations were mobilised just after 6pm on Monday evening and have been recalled to a fire that ripped through two hotels on Sunday morning.

Two appliances from Ryde and one from Shanklin have been sent to the incident supported by an aerial ladder platform after the fire reignited at a hotel on Culver parade. A member of the public spotted a large smoke plume rising from inside the build and called the service.

It is understood that a small fire has developed in one of the hotels that fire crews spent 13 hours tackling into the early hours of Monday morning.

Part of Culver Parade has been closed off by Police and local buses have been placed on diversion.

Update 6.47pm Crews remain on scene one Ryde appliance is at the rear of the hotel and aerial ladder is being used to dampen down a small hot spot in the building.

Chris Thirl Incident Commander from Isle of Wight Fire and rescue service said: We recived a called from a member of the public to advised that smoke could be seen coming from the building we sent a number of applancies and the Bronto Aerial ladder, One hose reel is in uses. It is not uncommon to be recalled back to a fire especially when we are unable to gain access into the property to fully turn over. Fire invesigation work has been carried out by Fire officers from Hampshire who are working with Hampshire Polcie. It’s now down to buidling control to confirm when it will be safe to reenter.

UPDATE: 7.00pm Crews are making up and the road has been reopened by Police.

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