There are reports of a large field fire in Winford this afternoon (Wednesday).

The Isle of Wight Fire and Rescue Service said it has been called to Alverstone Road.

One appliance from Newport, two from Ryde, one from Shanklin and the water carrier from Ventnor were called out at 1.10pm.

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*UPDATE 1.48pm

*Four acres of land is alight in multiple areas, according to the fire service.

Eight hose reel jets are in use.

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