Fire crews from Sandown, Shanklin, Ryde and Ventnor were called to Sandown Pier in the early hours of this morning (Tuesday).

They responded after smoke was spotted coming from the ground floor of one on the buildings on the pier, just after 4am.

Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus and carrying hosereels, and a jet, were used to fight the fire.

Bembridge Coastguard Rescue Team was also called out- taking photos of the incident and providing support.

Isle of Wight County Press:

They said on Twitter: "Excellent work from the Fire Service, early intervention from them prevented fire spread."

Crews were on scene until just before 6am.

Deputy Chief Fire Officer Steve Apter tweeted: "Good stop by [firefighters] this morning at Sandown Pier.

"An historic building and the type that are challenging to deal with.

"Well done team - thanks."

Work on the historic landmark began in 1876.

Measuring 360 feet, it opened in 1879 and in 1895 was extended to 875 feet.

It is home to a number of shops and attractions, which are currently closed due to Covid-19.