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UPDATED: CAR BLAZE FORCES CLOSURE OF MAIN NEWPORT TO COWES ROAD

Firefighters are tackling a vehicle fire on the main road between Newport and Cowes this morning (Saturday).

2 appliances from Hampshire & Isle of Wight Fire and Rescue Service are currently on scene at Parkhurst Road, which has been closed in both directions whilst crews douse the flames.

The incident has occurred near the junction with Clissold Road, outside HMP Isle of Wight.

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No one is thought to have been injured but the vehicle – a modified Ford Focus ST – has been badly damaged by the fire.

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It appears the blaze broke out in the engine bay of the vehicle at just before 11:10, as it was travelling towards Cowes.

Traffic is extremely heavy in the area with several Southern Vectis Route 1 buses currently stuck within the closure.

UPDATE @ 12:15 – The road has now reopened in both directions following the private recovery of the charred wreckage.

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The vehicle is listed as having no tax or MOT.

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John Smith
John Smith
10 months ago

Another electric car bursts into flames.

Oh, wait!

Ben
Ben
10 months ago

That should slow that car down always see it racing around

fred
fred
10 months ago

OMG Another petrol car up in flames. They need to ban these from the ferries. Only allow electric cars as they are significantly safer. Per 100,000 cars petrol and diesel are 60 times more likely burst into flame. Need to be band from the ferries.

Proud Overner
Proud Overner
10 months ago

“The vehicle is listed as having no tax or MOT” one of many vehicles on the island!!!

No Law and Order
No Law and Order
Reply to  Proud Overner
10 months ago

Like the Berlingo van GV57RZN parked down Great Preston Road Ryde with
NO MOT
The Island is a joke wouldn’t happen in Pompey

Jen
Jen
10 months ago

Aw.that blue wheeled naff boy racer car won’t be missed!sad times.
Serves tax& mot avoider right.no insurance prob so no car gor you plonker!

Last edited 10 months ago by Jen
Jo blogs
Jo blogs
10 months ago

Another Drugged up chav driving a lump of badly maintained lump of crap, these wonaby fast and furious Drugged up dreamers need removal from our roads…..You can spot them a mile off, so why can’t the police??…

Simon
Simon
10 months ago

Not mot or insurance let’s hope owner gets done what would of happened if that caused damage to someone else’s car

bobthebuilder
bobthebuilder
Reply to  Simon
10 months ago

i very much doubt it

Ouchy
Ouchy
10 months ago

Wasn’t modified by Loz by any chance

No Law and Order
No Law and Order
10 months ago

Having NO MOT on the Island is ok according to Island Roads, Ryde District Steward
and IW Council

They are aware of a Citroen van parked down Great Preston Road with NO MOT and it gets used on a
regular basis.

Stefan C. Attrill
Stefan C. Attrill
10 months ago

has been badly damaged by the fire.” Certainly a write-off. Then, again, the driver will not be compensated for the loss as they didn’t have insurance or MOT. That’s a cheerful bit of news to read. I wonder what the magistrate’s court will slam the driver; £150, with £22 costs, maybe? I wish the law would hit more substantial penalties for those who slam around without consideration for others. The trouble is, the Motor Insurance Bureau will now be involved, increasing our car insurance. In the end, loyal, law-abiding citizens end up forking out money to pay for these boy racers. Oh, those blue wheels; tackarama!

Quayman111
Quayman111
Reply to  Stefan C. Attrill
10 months ago

Hope the costs of the fire brigade, repair to road surface are claimed at Court by way of compensation and costs.

Spaff
Spaff
10 months ago

Looks like boyracer will be out of action…serves him right really

bobthebuilder
bobthebuilder
10 months ago

ye does look like it was in the engine bay…………….

Grim Reaper
Grim Reaper
10 months ago

Finally some popping and banging we can smile about.

 

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