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More Than 20 Firefighters Tackle Fire At Derelict Grand Hotel Site

VIDEO: More than 20 firefighters tackled a fire at the site of the derelict Grand Hotel in Sandown last night (Sunday).

As previously reported by Isle of Wight Radio, crews from Shanklin, Sandown, Ryde and Newport were alerted to the incident on Culver Parade at 5.28pm.

The fire started in the annex of the hotel at the rear, and grew to 32m x 16m.

Crews used 10 Breathing Apparatus, one hose reel and one jet to extinguish the fire.

Police have been informed and attended the incident.

The cause of the blaze is being investigated.

A similar fire happened in the same location back in October.

(Picture by Paul Coulesant)

Station Manager Simon Packer said:

"Sandown and Shanklin crews were first in attendance and were confronted with a well developed fire in a disused outbuilding. Hard work by all of our attending crews quickly brought the fire under control.

"Crews were detained for some time damping down. Our thanks goes to Isle of Wight Police for their assistance at the incident."

BREAKING: Firefighters are the site of the abandoned Grand Hotel in Sandown tonight (Sunday). Read more: https://www.iwradio.co.uk/news/isle-of-wight-news/firefighters-called-to-site-of-the-grand-hotel/

Posted by Isle of Wight Radio on Sunday, January 9, 2022

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