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imageFirefighters have tackled an out of control bonfire on the outskirts of Ryde this afternoon (Sunday).

Crews from Ryde and Newport were called to a residential property on Salters Road, Haylands at around 13:30, where a bonfire in the rear garden had become out of control.

The fire has been extinguished using a hose reel and both crews have now left the scene.

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Meanwhile on the other side of Ryde, firefighters have put out a chimney fire just a few hundred yards from the Ryde Fire Station.

One appliance was mobilised to the property on Great Preston Road, where firefighters have prevented the fire from spreading and have extinguished the fire. The crew have since returned to station.

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