FIREFIGHTERS were called to a fire in the open near Havenstreet this morning after a campfire began to spread.

Crews from Ryde firestation were called to the wooded area near Great Combley Road at 9.09am this morning (Monday).

A spokesperson for the Fire service said: "Yet another irresponsible camp fire in the middle of a very dry clearing.

It had already started to creep under the layer of pine needles. Please don’t do this as water is a long away."