FIREFIGHTERS CALLED TO CAR FIRE AT NORTHWOOD

UPDATED: The Isle of Wight Fire and Rescue Service is attending a car fire in Northwood near Cowes this evening (Wednesday).

1 appliance from Newport is on scene near the county showground on the main road between Newport and Cowes. The alarm was raised just before 17:00.

Firefighters have donned breathing apparatus to tackle the fire.

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Police are reported to be en-route to the scene to assist with traffic control.

Southern Vectis are warning of possible delays to their Route 1 service.

UPDATE @ 17:49 – The fire within the Rover has now been extinguished by the Newport crew.

Traffic is reported to be heavy in the area this rush hour.

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