Fire crews called to Douglas flat fire

Firefighters were mobilised last night to a fire in the Islands capital.

Just before 6.50pm on Saturday three crews were called to the incident at a first floor flat at Woodburn Square.

Teams discovered the cause was floor joists which had caught fire underneath a fire place hearth.

The floorboards were cut away and the hearth removed to allow the flames to be extinguished.

In a post on social media the fire service also issued a safety message regarding open fires.

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