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Firefighters tackle fire in derelict school on the Isle of Wight

Firefighters work at the scene - picture credited to Freshwater Fire Station

Firefighters on the Isle of Wight have dealt with a major fire at a derelict school in Newport.

Crews were called to Wellington Road just after 11pm last night (Monday 19th August).

They spent more than five hours dealing with flames and smoke coming from the scene.

The fire's now out and it's been confirmed no one's been hurt.

Specialist tools including aerial ladders, ventilation equipment and breathing apparatus had to be used to bring the situation under control.

Firefighters have confirmed they'll be back at the scene today to carry out inspections.

These updates were posted on social media.

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