The Isle of Man Fire and Rescue Service responded to a vehicle fire involving gas cylinders yesterday.

Fire crews from Peel, Douglas and Kirk Michael fire stations were mobilised by the Emergency Services Joint Control Room to a report of a vehicle on fire in the area of St. Johns.

On arrival, the Officer-in-Charge of the first attending appliance reported the vehicle was well alight with gas cylinders involved.

A safe system of work was set up, and eight firefighters wearing breathing apparatus were deployed with high pressure hose reels and a jet to extinguish the vehicle fire and cool the affected gas cylinders.

Crews remained in attendance for three 3 hours.