Firefighters are tackling a fire in the open in East Cowes this afternoon (Monday).

The Isle of Wight Fire and Rescue Service says crews have been called to an area of hay measuring 10 x 10 well alight.

One appliance from Newport is at the incident.

A water carrier is also on its way from Ventnor, according to a fire service spokesperson.

*Updated 2.52pm

*It took one main jet and a hose reel to extinguish the fire on Folly Lane, according to the fire service.

Firefighters have now stood down.