Firefighters from Ryde have criticised the ‘irresponsible’ lighting of a campfire in the middle of a forest clearing.
1 appliance from Ryde was mobilised at around 09:10 this morning (Monday) after being alerted to the fire by a member of the public.
The fire was set in a very dry clearing at Combley Wood near Havenstreet. It had already started to creep under a layer of pine needles.
Firefighters say it was a long way to access water due to the remote location of the campfire.
Today’s incident comes less than 24 hours after firefighters from Freshwater had to extinguish a bonfire in woodland at Fort Victoria near Yarmouth.