FIREFIGHTERS are tackling a fire at a property in Totland this morning (Wednesday, July 27).
Fire crews were called at 5.37am, and a major emergency response was quickly on the scene.
More than 40 firefighters and seven fire engines from Newport, Freshwater, Cowes, Ventnor, Shanklin and Alton are tackling the fire on Moons Hill - with crews expected to be at the fire for around three to four hours.
Smoke is billowing from the thatched roof of the home.
One aerial platform, two breathing apparatus and one hose reel jet is currently in use.
An eyewitness said nearby houses were filled with smoke.
The fire chief has advised nearby residents to keep windows and doors closed, as thick smoke has filled the area.
Hampshire and Isle of Wight Fire and Rescue Service has confirmed there are no causalities.
Moons Hill has been closed and the fire remains ongoing.
Our Isle of Wight crews are dealing with a thatch fire on Moons Hill, Freshwater this morning. Please avoid the area to allow access for our firefighters. 🚒⚠️ pic.twitter.com/i1YnnoI7MX
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