Badly parked vehicles delay firefighters sent to tackle flat fire in Ryde

Fire crews from the Isle of Wight Fire and rescue service have been called to Union Street in Ryde on the Isle of Wight this evening (Tuesday).

One appliance from Ryde has committed a number crew in breathing apparatus into a property that is understood to be a flat above iFix
A number of residents have been evacuated from the properties within the multi-dwelling unit and the area has been cordoned off.

Further appliances from Newport have been sent to assist but due to badly parked vehicles within the one-way system, the further crews have been delayed in their attendants.

Southern Vectis has advised that some buses are currently stuck on Union St and routes in and out of Ryde may be disrupted as a result

Firefighters who had been committed into the property have successfully tackled and dealt with a kitchen fire that has been successfully extinguished.

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