The Isle of Wight Fire and Rescue Service has been called to car that is ablaze on the outskirts of Arreton this evening (Friday).
Fire control has mobilised appliances from Newport and Shanklin to the incident on St George’s Down, overlooking Arreton, Merstone and Blackwater.
The assistance of the 4×4 Land Rover from Ryde has also been called upon with all 3 resources in attendance.
2 members of the public called the fire in after spotting the flames and smoke from a distance. They used a green lane and their Land Rover Defender to access the scene of the fire, discovering a car had been set alight.
Access to the remote location has proven difficult for the fire crews who have only just got water on the fire in the past 10 minutes.
The make/model of the vehicle is unclear, but it appears to be a modified saloon.
The burnt out shells of 2 other vehicles involved in previous fires can be seen at the top of St George’s Down.
UPDATE @ 22:30 – The fire has been extinguished using an extended hose reel.
Firefighters had concerns about the surrounding countryside but luckily the fire was contained by a natural bowl in the land.
Crews are now leaving the scene.
Police have been notified of the incident due to its suspicious nature.