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FIELD FIRE TACKLED IN SHORWELL

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Firefighters from the Isle of Wight Fire and Rescue Service were called to a field fire in Shorwell just after midday today (Sunday). 

Fire crews from Newport and Freshwater were called to a field fire in the Kingston area of Shorwell, which is said to have spread across 200 meters of grass land.

The alarm was raised at around 12:15 when black smoke could be seen to billow into the air for miles around.

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The fire was tackled promptly, despite the hot conditions making the task that little bit more difficult.

Crews were swiftly remobilised to St Helens, where a solar farm fire broke out.

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