40 firefighters tackling thatched cottage fire on Isle of Wight

Credit: Friends of Freshwater Fire Station

About 40 firefighters are tackling a thatched cottage fire on the Isle of Wight.

The fire broke out at Moons Hill, Totland, earlier this morning.

There are seven fire appliances at the scene.

Credit: Friends of Freshwater Fire Station

Heavy smoke can be seen coming from the fire and people are being told to avoid the area.

A road closure is in place.

Credit: Friends of Freshwater Fire Station