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CREWS CALLED TO ELECTRICITY POLE FIRE

Firefighters from Newport and Ventnor have responded to an electricity pole fire near Whitwell this morning (Tuesday).

At just before 08:30 the Isle of Wight Fire and Rescue Service were alerted to a fire at Ford Farm Lane near the villages of Whitwell and Niton.

Thankfully, the situation was quickly brought under control and an appliance from Ventnor was stood down.

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Engineers from Southern and Scottish Energy are now on scene.

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