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smokeeastcowesUPDATED: Fire crews are this afternoon (Wednesday) attending an out of control bonfire in the garden of a residential property in East Cowes.

One appliance from the town’s fire station is currently in attendance at  St Josephs Close near to Kent Avenue, where it is said a bonfire has become out of control. It is understood initially two appliances were turned out to the scene including one from Newport at around 13:50.

Island Echo readers got in touch a short while ago after thick smoke was seen to billow into the sky, prompting fears of a large fire in the town. A strong smell of plastic can smelt according to residents living near by.

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UPDATE @ 14:30 – The bonfire has been extinguished and crews have now left the scene.

Thanks to  for this photograph showing the size of the fire.

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