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Update Firefighters tackle major blaze at derelict grand hotel in Sandown

A blaze has broke out at the derelict Grand Hotel in Sandown, Isle of Wight this evening Sunday 9 January.

 

Hampshire and Isle of Wight Fire and Rescue Service received a call at 5:28 pm.

 

24 firefighters from Sandown, Shanklin, Ryde and Newport stations on the Isle Of Wight tackled a fire at the unused Grand Hotel building in Sandown this evening.

 

The fire started in annex of the hotel and grew to 32m x 16m. Fire crews used 10 BA, 1 hose reel and 1 jet to extinguish the fire.

 

Stop message received at 21:08

 

Police have been informed and attended the incident.

 

Station Manager Simon Packer commented: ‘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.’