carfirecarisbrooke2UPDATED: Firefighters from Newport are attending a car fire at Carisbrooke College this morning (Friday).

Pupils have been evacuated from nearby buildings as a result of the blaze, which has broken out in a Vauxhall Astra parked in the school’s car park.

The male driver of the car had only just got out of the vehicle when the fire ignited.

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No one has been injured in the incident.

UPDATE @ 10:10 – The fire has been extinguished by the Isle of Wight Fire and Rescue Service.

The school remains open as normal.

The vehicle has been recovered by D.H. Price Motors.

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