See saddening photographs from the aftermath of a fire which tore through homes in Newchurch.
The High Street fire started on Sunday morning (October 28) and affected four terraced houses.
A spokesman for the Isle of Wight Fire and Rescue Service explained that the fire began in the upper floor and roof space of a single terraced house and spread to adjoining properties.
Three fire crews from the mainland were summoned to cover the Island while its resources were busy with the Newchurch incident.
Two fire crews from Newport, alongside the fire station’s aerial ladder platform, as well as one crew from Shanklin, one crew from Ryde and a command support unit was also in attendance at around 10am.
During this mornings incident, many of the local residents were amazingly generous, a special thanks must go to the pointers inn, they lost a lot of custom due to road closures, but happily supplied us with plenty of food and drinks. Thank you from all of us at Ryde fire station.
— Ryde Fire Station IWFRS (@IWFRSRYDE) October 28, 2018
Ryde Fire Station took to Twitter to thank the Pointer Inn and local community for their support during the operation.