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CREWS RESPOND TO OUT OF CONTROL BONFIRE

blacksmokecarisbrookeFirefighters from Newport Fire Station were called to an out of control bonfire in Carisbrooke last night (Saturday). 

As Island Echo reported at 20:27 via Twitter, a large plume of black smoke could be seen in the area, sparking concerns of a property fire.

It has been confirmed this morning that crews responded to a out of control bonfire at Whitcombe Road, shortly before 20:20.

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Two hours later, retained firefighters from Ryde turned out to a small fire in Ashey.

A fire in a playing field at Haylands Primary School on Bettsworth Road was reported shortly before 22:20. Crews spent just 40 minutes at the scene extinguishing the blaze.

Photograph: Thanks to Simon Denness – @sdenness2000 

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