2 fire appliances – from Ryde and Sandown – and an aerial ladder platform from Ryde are all on scene at St Mary the Virgin Church in the High Street.
Crews wearing breathing apparatus have entered the place of worship.
The alarm was raised sometime around 09:35.
UPDATE @ 10:03 – A small electrical fire has developed behind the church’s organ, according to Incident Commander Mark Augustus.
The situation has been swiftly contained using a fire extinguisher and firefighters are now working to remove the motor from behind the organ.
The aerial ladder platform has been stood down from the incident and is now returning to Ryde.
UPDATE @ 10:15– The electric motor has been removed from the church and dowsed with water to cool it down.
Firefighters, whose swift actions have no doubt saved the church from severe damage, are standing down from the incident.
Island Echo understands that the organ was only recently refurbished.