TRAVELODGE in Newport has been evacuated while firefighters deal with a fire in a guest bedroom.

The incident is being handled by three crews, from Newport and Ryde fire stations.

An aerial ladder platform is also deployed.

The Isle of Wight Fire Service said the fire is in one of the bedrooms and the hotel has been evacuated wile the situation is ongoing.

The emergency call came in at 4.26pm.

More to follow.

UPDATE: A small fire was contained to a ground floor bedroom and extinguished swiftly.

The aerial ladder was taken as a standard procedure for the type of property, but was not utilised.

The stop message came through at 4.59pm.

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