UPDATED: Firefighters are tackling a car fire on George Street in Ryde this evening (Wednesday).

1 appliance from Ryde Fire Station was mobilised to the scene near the junction with Cross Street at 18:45 following a 999 call from a member of the public.

The single crew have used COBRA to penetrate into the engine bay of the Land Rover Discovery and are working to extinguish the fire.

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The vehicle’s owners have been made aware of the incident.

George Street is currently blocked to all traffic.

UPDATE @ 19:08 – The small fire has been successfully extinguished using COBRA and a single hose reel., however the vehicle has sustained significant damage.

George Street has now reopened.

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