Isle of Wight Fire & Rescue LogoFirefighters from Shanklin and Newport have responded to a reported bus fire in Shanklin Old Village tonight (Tuesday).

Two appliances from the Isle of Wight Fire and Rescue Service were mobilised to the High Street at around 22:40 after a fire broke out on a Southern Vectis Route 3 bus.

It is understood smoke issuing from a wheel unit sparked the alert, but that the situation was quickly brought under control and the fire extinguished prior to the arrival of fire crews.

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Both appliances have now left the scene and returned to station.

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