VEHICLE FIRE TACKLED AT WHALE CHALE

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Firefighters from Newport have tackled a vehicle fire at Whale Chine near Chale overnight.

1 appliance was mobilised to Military Road at 00:08 this morning (Friday) following a 999 call. Fire crews used breathing apparatus and hose reels to extinguish the fire.

The vehicle involved, an abandoned Ford Focus, has been in-situ since last November. In recent weeks parts have been stripped from the vehicle.

In February the continuing issue of abandoned vehicles on the Island was highlighted by Island Echo. Since the report a large number of vehicles have been removed, but many remain and are now being targeted by arsonists.

FRUSTRATION OVER ISLAND’S ABANDONED VEHICLES

Police are treating the incident as suspicious.

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