FIREFIGHTERS have been called to a house fire in Ventnor this evening (Tuesday).

Crews from Ventnor, Newport and Shanklin were called to the St Catherine's Street property shortly after 7.30pm.

UPDATE 20:35: Firefighters equipped with breathing apparatus have extinguished the fire, which was caused by a candle.

An Isle of Wight Fire and Rescue Service spokesperson said the fire broke out in a flat, rather than a house, and was extinguished by 8.15pm.