Breaking News First reported by Island Echo


UPDATED: Firefighters are tackling a small grass fire in a field off Stower Place in Sandown this afternoon (Saturday).

1 appliance from Ryde – supported by the off-road Land Rover from the same station – has located the fire in an area close to Downsview, thanks to the assistance of members of the public.

Crews are using 2 hose reels to extinguish the 10 x 5m fire (approx) and damp down the surrounding area.

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A second appliance – from Shanklin – was mobilised to the incident but has been stood down.

The Isle of Wight Fire and Rescue Service were alerted by a 999 call at around 15:25.

UPDATE @ 16:02 – Fire crews have now left the scene.

Islaanders are reminded that conditions remain tinder dry. Extra care should be taken with lighted objects such as cigerettes and BBQs.

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