Two appliances from the Isle of Wight Fire and Rescue Service were called to St John’s Road in the town at around 23:15 after a sub station caught fire, resulting in a loss of power in the area.
Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus quickly extinguished the small blaze, which broke out at the site of the former Fire Service HQ near Whitepit Lane.
No one was injured in the incident.
UPDATE @ 08:05 – Power has now been restored to properties in the area
Photographs by Island Echo contributor Ezra Earp