BOAT FIRE IN COWES

UPDATED: The Isle of Wight Fire and Rescue Service are responding to reports of a boat fire in Cowes this morning (Saturday).

2 appliances from Newport are on scene at Cowes Yacht Haven following reports of a fire on board a vessel.

Crews were mobilised at around 09:00.

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Ventnor Coastguard Rescue Team are also on scene.

UPDATE @ 09:40 – Fire crews have now stood down from the incident.

Island Echo understands a fire broke out on a boat whilst at sea, but was extinguished by the crew prior to the arrival of firefighters.

No one has been injured, but significant smoke damage has been caused.

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