Fire rips through 250k digger on Lake building site

Firefighters from three stations have been called to deal with a blaze at Merrie Farm Park in Lake this morning (Saturday). A large piece of plant machinery has been engulfed in flames.

A smoke cloud could be seen billowing into the air with many thinking that newly open KFC was alight. In fact it was a large 23 tonne excavator well alight. The blaze has ripped through the cab of the £250,000 digger.
Three appliances from Shanklin,Sandown and Ryde are at the incident. Crews have been committed in breathing apparatus using two hose reels and acovering jet to deal with fire.

That broke out just after 10am.