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STUBBLE FIRE ON BARTON MANOR ESTATE

imageFirefighters are this afternoon (Wednesday) in attendance on the Barton Manor estate in East Cowes tackling a stubble fire in a field near to Osborne House.

Crews from Newport and East Cowes were called to the scene adjacent to the Osborne House overflow car park at around 14:30, with the assistance of Freshwater fire station’s water carrier also requested.

imageIt is understood a power cut occurred in the area shortly before the fire was reported, with suggestions that downed power cables or a spark ignited the blaze, which has broke out in a recently harvested field.

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The fire has been brought under control. There is no risk to the Osborne Estate.

More to follow

Photograph thanks to Bryn Jones 

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