Breaking News First reported by Island Echo


UPDATED: Smoke issuing from the engine bay of a car prompted a turnout for Ryde Fire Station earlier this afternoon (Sunday).

1 appliance was mobilised to the bottom of Beaper Shute at around 15:40 following a 999 call to control.

Upon arrival the retained crew discovered a Vauxhall Astra pulled up at the side of the road.

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With no obvious signs of fire present inspections were carried out under the bonnet.

Passing motorists stopped to help the stricken motorists prior to the arrival of the Isle of Wight Fire and Rescue Service.

UPDATE @ 16:50 – It has been confirmed that a mechanical failure is to blame for the alert.

A local garage is now attending the scene.

Firefighters have been stood down.

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