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UPDATED: LARGE FIELD FIRE SENDS PLUMES OF SMOKE ACROSS THE SOUTH WIGHT

67579c8d-79fd-49c5-b31e-5866d5278198Firefighters from Shanklin, East Cowes, Ventnor and Southsea have been mobilised to a large field fire in the rural South Wight this evening (Thursday).

3 pumping appliances and a water carrier are on scene near Chale Green, where a blaze has engulfed a farmer’s field off Appleford Road.

A large area of land has already been scorched by the flames, but fire crews are working to prevent the fire spreading to adjoining fields.

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Firefighters have donned new wildfire tunics, which provide a lightweight option for those working in challenging, hot conditions.

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The incident began at around 19:10 with an initial response from Shanklin and East Cowes (based out of Newport temporarily), followed by the mobilisation of Southsea (covering the Island as a result of a flat fire in Ryde) and the water carrier from Ventnor, with Southsea and Ventnor arriving on scene at 19:35.

No one is thought to have been injured and no machinery appears to be involved.

Plumes of white smoke can be seen for miles around with the smoke drifting eastwards towards Shanklin.

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UPDATE @ 20:27 – A second appliance from Southsea has arrived on scene alongside a retained appliance from Cowes – taking the total number of fire engines in attendance to 5 plus the water carrier.

The fire has been successfully contained and is dying down, but crews are still working hard to fully extinguish the blaze.

Smoke is now enveloping The Bay Area, as well as Wroxall and Godshill.

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Sadly, it is understood the grass had been cut for hay earlier today.

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LUKE
LUKE
1 day ago

it was fread colsons field

Bluto
Bluto
Reply to  LUKE
13 hours ago

Fields don’t just self combust when cut for hay.

Likely being near Chale green some tax credit funded feral children will be laughing after gaining anonymous ‘fame’ in the only way possible for such beings.

Let’s see what happens when the bored little darlings break up for Summer hols,

Last edited 13 hours ago by Bluto
Steven wrose
Steven wrose
Reply to  Bluto
12 hours ago

What a disgusting comment. You are a moron.

Bluto
Bluto
Reply to  Steven wrose
9 hours ago

Time will tell. Come back mid school hols and see who is correct.

Cj moan
Cj moan
1 day ago

Ash put the pot out lol
The smoke is clearing well done lads

Jim
Jim
1 day ago

Poor crop due to all the wet weather earlier in the year ,,,mmmmmm

Charlie
Charlie
1 day ago

Massive fire went on for 2Hours

Robot
Robot
Reply to  Charlie
1 day ago

Think of the poor Bunny’s etc

jim
jim
1 day ago

bloody inconsiderate, had to close windows

fred black
fred black
1 day ago

Well done to the crews for sorting that one out…..please folks please be mindful when discarding rubbish and cigarettes’ butts in these hot conditions

Kathryn Gannon
Kathryn Gannon
1 day ago

Just walking back from Morrisons at about 9.00 pm the smoke was suffocating.

Last edited 1 day ago by Kathryn Gannon
BOB BAILEY
BOB BAILEY
Reply to  Kathryn Gannon
10 hours ago

It actually wasn’t suffocating if it had you would be dead

ExtraD
ExtraD
1 day ago

Note: a field does not make a good bong

Trev the Caulkhead
Trev the Caulkhead
Reply to  ExtraD
13 hours ago

ExtraDense you prat grow up

Kev f
Kev f
1 day ago

Where did the east cows fire brigade come from We don’t have one?

Anonymous
Anonymous
Reply to  Kev f
22 hours ago

I think you find it’s spelt east cowes. And they are not a brigade. Just because the fire station is out of action the still have a team of firefighters able to respond to incidents when needed

Ivor Bigggun
Ivor Bigggun
Reply to  Kev f
16 hours ago

Newport. It says so in the report.

Nat
Nat
1 day ago

This can be financially devastating for a farmer. My thoughts are with them and the fire crew who managed to control the blaze

Trev the Caulkhead
Trev the Caulkhead
Reply to  Nat
13 hours ago

This can be devastating for a field , my thoughts are with the young crop that died in the fire

Pompey Paul
Pompey Paul
1 day ago

Now if we had a bridge, the Firefighters from Southsea
could have got here easily.

Trev the Caulkhead
Trev the Caulkhead
Reply to  Pompey Paul
13 hours ago

If we had a wall with barbed wire we could have kept you off our island go home numpty

Pompey Paul
Pompey Paul
Reply to  Trev the Caulkhead
10 hours ago

The island needs mainlanders brains

Caulkheads still don’t know how to undo a packet of biscuits
without help.

Stick to interbreeding, still an island speciality

Peter Purves
Peter Purves
Reply to  Pompey Paul
6 hours ago

The correct word is “inbreeding”. You are suggesting the opposite.

BOB BAILEY
BOB BAILEY
8 hours ago

I see they only sent a water carrier from Ventnor probably concerned they might cause further fires.

 

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