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A car parked in Clarence Road, East Cowes has this afternoon been destroyed by an engine fire.

Firefighters from the Isle of Wight Fire and Rescue Service were called shortly after 2.10pm to reports that a blue Citroen Xsara had caught light. Firefighters extinguished the blaze using a hose reel.

Police confirmed that they are not treating the fire as suspicious, however they remain at the scene until the car is recovered.

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It is believed that the fire started in the engine bay, however quickly spread to the rest of the vehicle.


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