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Isle of Wight Fire and Rescue Service

fireboatyarmouthUPDATED: Two appliances from the Isle of Wight Fire and Rescue Service are attending Yarmouth Harbour this evening (Tuesday) following reports of a fire on board a boat.

Crews from Yarmouth and Newport were called to the scene at 17:15 after receiving reports that a rigid inflatable boat (RIB) was suffering a fire in the inboard engine compartment.

Both crews are now on scene alongside two officers, however the fire is believed to be out.

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Investigations are underway to ensure the fire has been fully extinguished.

Paramedics from the Isle of Wight Ambulance are also on scene alongside The Needles Coastguard Rescue Team.

UPDATE @ 18:15 – The fire, believed to be electrical related, has been extinguished and crews have left the scene.

No pollution has occurred.

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