Boatyard fire is suspicious

A building at a boatyard on the Isle of Wight was badly damaged by a fire last night.

Boatyard arson being investigated

The scene this morning at Odessa Marine after last night's fire Credit: ITV Meridian

Specialist fire investigators and police forensic crews are at the scene of a boatyard fire this morning. The blaze if being treated as suspicious after crews were called to Odessa Marine in Newport on the Isle of Wight at 8.09pm last night.

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Building damaged by boatyard fire

Smoke could clearly be seen from the fire at Blackhouse Quay in Newport, Isle of Wight Credit: Darren Toogood, Bright Wight Image

A building at a boatyard was badly damaged by a fire on the Isle of Wight last night. Fire crews were called to Odessa Marine on the River Medina in Newport at about 8pm. The single storey building, measuring 30 metres by 30 metres, was said to be well ablaze.

The fire service said it had received at least ten calls from members of the public who saw flames coming from the building's roof. It's not known how the fire started.