carfireeastcowesFirefighters are this morning (Thursday) tackling a car fire in East Cowes, just metres from the town’s fire station.

A Land Rover Discovery has caught fire on York Avenue prompting the town’s firefighters to turn out.

The Isle of Wight Fire and Rescue Service were alerted to the incident at just gone 07:00.

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carfireeastcowesjeffsmithThe road is currently blocked whilst the crew deal with the incident, which may cause some delays in the area especially to those heading for the Red Funnel ferry.

No one has been injured in the blaze, which broke out in the engine compartment of the vehicle.

Featured photograph thanks to Ollie Mogs. First photograph thanks to Chantal Hedgecox and second thanks to Jeff Smith

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