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nettlecombebonfire_05One pumping appliance from the Isle of Wight Fire and Rescue Service attended an out of control bonfire in the back garden of a property in Whitwell tonight (Friday).

Fire crews were alerted to the incident at Nettlecombe Lane shortly before 22:45 and tackled the blaze using one hose reel.


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Smoke could be seen across the village with a potent smell in the air.

The blaze was brought under control and the single fire crew left the scene at around 23:30.

Photos: Shane Thornton

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