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Firefighters have this afternoon tackled a car fire in Bembridge, which has totally destroyed one vehicle.

A retained crew from Sandown Fire Station attended the scene near to the Bembridge Sailing Club on Embankment Road shortly before 16:15.

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A red Citroen C3 caught ablaze for currently unknown reasons when travelling between Bembridge and St Helen’s.

20130720-170143.jpgThe road was blocked for a short period while crews tackled the fire, which appears to have started in the engine bay.

Southern Vectis’ Route 8 bus was delayed for a short while.

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