Firefighters called to Isle of Wight College

Firefighters are responding to a call at the Isle of Wight College site in Newport on Monday afternoon (November 26).

Three crews from Newport and the aerial ladder have attended the scene after a call out at around 2pm.

A spokesman from the Isle of Wight Fire and Rescue service said there is an investigation underway.

Firefighters at Isle of Wight College

The fire was caused by building contractors using a blow torch on the roof, according to a firefighter at the scene.

The fire has been extinguished and crews are now attending a small fire in Freshwater.

Firefighters on the college roof

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