FIRE CREWS CALLED TO BEMBRIDGE HOUSE BOAT

UPDATED: The Isle of Wight Fire and Rescue Service and HM Coastguard are in attendance at a house boat on Bembridge’s Embankment Road this afternoon (Wednesday).

2 fire appliances from Ryde are on scene at Selwyn Pontoon following reports of a possible fire on board ‘Ocean Reward’.

Both appliances were mobilised to the scene at just before 14:00, shortly followed by Bembridge Coastguard Rescue Team.

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Firefighters have donned breathing apparatus in preparation of boarding the boat to tackle the fire, however the fire has already been extinguished. It is thought a heater or similar caught alight, prompting the 999 call to the fire service.

The road remains open as normal in both directions.

UPDATE @ 14:35 – 1 fire appliance has now stood down and returned to station as IWFRS concludes the incident.

No one is thought to have been injured.

UPDATE @ 15:10 – Emergency services have now left the scene.

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