CAR FIRE BREAKS OUT IN NEWPORT

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UPDATED: Firefighters are tackling a car fire on Halberry Lane in Newport this afternoon (Saturday).

1 appliance from Newport Fire Station is on scene between Staplers Road and Fairlee Road, where firefighters wearing breathing apparatus are using a hose reel to bring the blaze under control.

A Land Rover Discovery has been severely damaged.

The road is currently blocked in both directions.

UPDATE @ 14:20 – The fire has now been extinguished by the Isle of Wight Fire and Rescue Service. It it thought the blaze broke out in the engine bay.

The vehicle is expected to be recovered in due course.

Motorists are advised to avoid the area whilst the incident is concluded.

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