A house in Egerton Road, Bembridge is on fire tonight (Saturday) after what is feared to have been a lightning strike.

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Three Isle of Wight Fire and Rescue crews and the ariel ladder have been called to what is being described as a “large fire”.

The roof of a detached house is alight, says the emergency service.

Jamie White is at the scene:

Reporting for Isle of Wight Radio he said,

“Just after 9.30pm there was what sounded like an explosion.

“Fire crews have been called to a house. The smoke [is] billowing from the top of this property.

“A cordon has been set up and a neighbouring property looks like it is being evacuated.”

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