The Isle of Wight Fire and Rescue Service were mobilised to reports of a residential property fire in Freshwater this afternoon (Friday).
Fire crews from Freshwater and Newport were sent to an address on Victoria Road following reports of a fire within a property at around 14:45.
Upon the arrival of the first crew, it was discovered a fire had started in the floor space between the first and ground floor.
Firefighters were able to quickly extinguish the fire before it had a chance to spread further.
Breathing apparatus, ladders and hose reel jets were used to tackle the small fire which damaged an area of approximately 2 square meters.
Crews have now stood down from the incident and have returned to their home stations.
A spokesperson for the retained Freshwater Fire Station has said:
“Freshwater and Newport fire crews just returned from a house fire in Freshwater which started in floor space between the first and ground floor.
“Crews quickly extinguished the fire using breathing apparatus and HRJ’s before the fire had chance to spread limiting the fire damage to around 2 square metres.”
A spokesperson for Blue Watch, Newport Fire Station who were also on scene added:
“Good work by all the crews involved.”