FIREFIGHTERS have been called to Cowes this morning (Saturday) after reports of a residential fire.

At least three crews are currently in attendance at Watch House Lane near to the Union Inn in the centre of Cowes, with dark smoke visible from a distance.

UPDATE 11.30am: Two fire crews from Newport, one from Cowes and one from East Cowes attended the scene, and firefighters remain in attendance at this time.

The first reports of the fire were received after persons reported the fire at 9.39am.

The fire was confirmed as eminating from the rear kitchen of a commercial premises in Watch House Lane. 

Four breathing apparatus, two hose reels and a covering jet have been during the incident. 

All Persons have now been accounted for.