Breaking News First reported by Island Echo


The Isle of Wight Fire and Rescue Service and HM Coastguard attended a boat fire in Yarmouth during the early hours of this morning (Saturday).

A member of the public reported a fire on board a 33ft vessel at Yarmouth Harbour, prompting 2 appliances from Freshwater and Yarmouth to be mobilised to the quayside.

By 01:00 both appliances were on scene and tackling the fire.

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The Needles Coastguard Rescue Team were also sent to the incident to monitor the situation and assess any pollution risk.

Fire crews stood down at just gone 02:00.

It’s thought the fire was caused by a heater.

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