A fire has broken out on the cliff face of Shanklin Esplanade.

The undergrowth is alight and fire crews from Ventnor and Sandown are in attendance.

They were alerted by the public at 5.23pm.

More to follow.

Update 7.30pm:

The fire is now out but firefighters remain at the scene.

The area alight was mostly gorse and undergrowth. It was put out using two main jets, beaters and rakes.

The fire service said no cause had been established as yet.