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People evacuated after large fire at derelict building

Credit: DARREN TOOGOOD

Firefighters on the Isle of Wight had to tackle a large blaze last night.

The fire destroyed a derelict building in Shanklin.

6 fire engines and an aerial appliance were called to the scene on Palmerston Road at just before 22:40 after flames broke out. People living in neighbouring properties were evacuated.

Crews from Freshwater, Ryde, Sandown, Newport and Ventnor brought the fire under control by 00:40 and have remained on scene overnight damping down.

An investigation is underway between Hampshire Constabulary and the Isle of Wight Fire and Rescue Service to determine the cause of the fire.

Credit: DARREN TOOGOOD