A fire involving rubbish in the back garden of a home in Ryde has been extinguished by firefighters this afternoon (Sunday).
1 appliance was mobilised to Field View in Haylands at around 14:40 when the fire service was alerted to plumes of smoke coming from a garden.
2 hose reels have been used to tackle the flames and dampen down the area.
Unfortunately, the fire has damage a fence.
The Isle of Wight Ambulance Service has been called to the scene with 1 crew attending, although it is unclear what injuries have been sustained.
Earlier today, firefighters from Ryde were also called to a lawn mower fire in the area of Haylands.
The Isle of Wight Fire and Rescue Service is urging people to take extra care during the coronavirus crisis as more people spend time in and around the home. Read more at https://www.islandecho.co.uk/keep-fire-safe-during-coronavirus-crisis-urge-fire-service/.
UPDATE – It has been confirmed that a BBQ became out of control and spread.
Thankfully, no one was injured as a result of the fire.