THESE pictures capture the ferocious fire that destroyed an empty van.
The fire took hold at Stokes Bay, at 3.45pm today.
First on the scene, and who took the picture, was a team from HM Coastguard Hillhead.
One crew from Gosport was then called to the severe blaze.
The firefighters arrived to find a Ford Transit van well alight and used hose reels to put out the blaze.
The service believe the fire started from an electrical fault.
The van was destroyed.