A car has caught fire in Newport this afternoon (Friday).

The Isle of Wight Fire and Rescue Service has been called to Fairlee Road, near to the entrance of Seaclose Park.

Flames could be seen coming from the driver’s and passenger’s front windows of the silver BMW 3 series.

The road is partly open, but some Southern Vectis routes 5 and 9 services have been delayed by around 15 minutes.

The car has been destroyed.

 

Photo: Dave Smythers