A CHEMICAL smell at a property on Nubia Close, Cowes, sparked a call out by the Isle of Wight Fire and Rescue Service.

Firefighters from Newport were called out at 3.45pm this afternoon (Thursday).

After investigating, firefighters discovered the source of the smell was a small leak from a fridge, a spokesman for the fire and rescue service said.

Firefighters ventilated the building and removed the fridge.