1 fire appliance and a water carrier from Freshwater were called to a garden in Totland after a domestic bonfire quickly grew out of control and spread to a nearby hedgerow.
Although the homeowner had laid out a hose just in case, the strong breeze meant that the fire spread too quickly to be controlled prompting a 999 call to the Hampshire & Isle of Wight Fire and Rescue Service.
2 main jets were used by the retained firefighters to extinguish the fire, saving a wooden outbuilding from serious damage. The building has sustained some superficial exterior scorching.
It’s been a busy way for the Freshwater crew having dealt with a small fire in the open in Totland late this morning, as previously reported by Island Echo.