Figures reveal appliances most likely to start a fire on the Isle of Wight


New figures from the Home Office show that 29 house fires were started by a household appliance on the Island between April 2017 and March this year.

Thursday, 13th September, 2018 1:42pm

By Miguel Rodriguez

Isle of Wight fire service is being run ‘on luck’ says the FBU chairman following Sunday’s fire

tarvic 2 hotel fire sandown hub

FBU chair, Pete Mawhood said services were being run on luck and, had Sunday's fire in Sandown taken place at another time, the outcome could have been very different.

Thursday, 6th September, 2018 5:33pm

By Megan Baynes, Local Democracy Reporter with 2 readers' comments

Over 50 firefighters attend double hotel fire in Sandown (update 2)

tarvic 2 hotel fire sandown hub

The fire that reportedly started in a ground-floor space between two hotels resulted in mainland fire and ambulance crews having to cross the Solent to support our local crews.

Monday, 3rd September, 2018 8:43am

By Sally Perry

‘Lives are at stake’ says Isle of Wight Labour over lack of fire fighting staff

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Vice Chair of Island Labour says, "Everyone understands the need for the service to be run efficiently, but that is entirely different to it being run on the cheap", adding "Lives are at stake".

Thursday, 2nd August, 2018 5:20pm

By Deborah Gardiner with 3 readers' comments

Lymington fire crew heads to St Lawrence as large fire spreads rapidly up cliff

Fire engines

The fire is rapidly spreading up the cliffs in St Lawrence and firefighters from the mainland have crossed the water to assist.

Wednesday, 25th July, 2018 5:00pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

Warning about dangers of going into derelict or closed buildings

empty building

As well as a warning that secured buildings and sites can be dangerous due to potential structural problems or hazardous materials, the Isle of Wight council is asking residents to report any unsecured buildings or sites.

Monday, 16th July, 2018 12:42pm

By IW Council Press Office with 2 readers' comments

Two injured in light aircraft crash on Brading Marshes

Air Ambulance

The pilot and his passenger are reported as casualties in the crash and two Air Ambulances have been called to assist.

Thursday, 12th July, 2018 5:28pm

By Sally Perry

Appeal set up for Gurnard family who lost home and dog to fire

gurnard fire

The family home in Gurnard - which had been passed down through four generations - has been completely destroyed. As well as losing sentimental items in the fire, the family's pet dog also died.

Wednesday, 4th July, 2018 8:16am

By Sally Perry

Cabinet give go-ahead for consultation over combined Fire Authority

Isle of Wight fire truck:

The Isle of Wight Council’s Cabinet has accepted a detailed business case for a combined authority and approved a full consultation on the plans.

Thursday, 14th June, 2018 6:02pm

By IW Council Press Office with one comment

£3 million station upgrades if Combined Fire Authority goes ahead

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Cabinet members are due to vote on the proposals at tonight's meeting, but at a meeting of the Hampshire Fire and Rescue Authority in Winchester, council leader, Dave Stewart, has already confirmed the authority would back the proposals.

Thursday, 14th June, 2018 10:02am

By William Rimell, Local Democracy Reporter with 6 readers' comments

Isle of Wight fire stations could be owned by Hampshire in combined authority plan

newport fire station full parade

Concerns were raised at last night's Scrutiny Committee, after it was revealed that under the plans for a combine Fire Authority, Hampshire would own the Island's 11 fire stations.

Wednesday, 13th June, 2018 11:00am

By Megan Baynes, Local Democracy Reporter with one comment

Consultation for combined Fire Authority with Hampshire set to go ahead


The report suggests a combined fire authority with Hampshire would "improve levels of service, including in key preventative areas such as community and business safety initiatives". Cabinet members will be asked to approve the public consultation.

Wednesday, 6th June, 2018 3:29pm

By IW Council Press Office with 3 readers' comments