Major blaze at Cowes is visible across the Solent

Firefighters were this afternoon called to a mjor fire at Cowes on the Isle of Wight.

Monday, 25th January 2016, 2:06 pm
Updated Monday, 25th January 2016, 2:09 pm
Picture by Hampshire Fire and rescue Service via Twitter

A huge plume of smoke from the inferno was visible from the mainland.

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The fire broke out in a boat yard at Medina Village at about 12.30pm.

There were reports of explosions being heard at the scene.