A LOG fire at Parkhurst Forest was extinguished by firefighters this afternoon (Sunday).

The alarm was raised by a member of the public, who spotted the fire on a path leading to the squirrel hide.

A spokesperson for the Isle of Wight Fire and Rescue Service said a pile of ten large logs was on fire.

The cause of the fire was unknown, said the spokesperson.

Newport firefighters were called to the scene at 12.40pm to extinguish the blaze.