A motorbike and a scooter have been destroyed by fire following a suspicious incident in Binstead overnight.
1 appliance from Ryde Fire Station was mobilised at 00:30 to the footpath R112 off Hillrise Avenue.
Firefighters discovered the 2 vehicles ablaze at the bottom of an embankment on the banks of the brook.
1 hose reel was used to tackle the fire, which was extinguished by 00:55.
Police have been made aware of the incident. The bikes remain in-situ.
It was a busy night for Ryde’s retained crew with no less than 4 separate incidents attended.
The first shout came in at 20:29 following reports of youths lighting fires near to Ryde Harbour. On arrival, firefighters found nothing but ash left from cardboard boxes. Advice was given to youths in the area.
At 23:44, the pump was turned out again by fire control but this time to assist the Isle of Wight Ambulance Service in gaining entry to a property on Castle Street. Entry was successfully gained and the occupant was left in the hands of paramedics.
After attending the motorcycle fire in Binstead, the retained firefighters were mobilised again at 01:35 to assist the ambulance service with extricating a patient from a property in George Street.