Fire crews called out to beach fire

Fire crews were called out in Douglas following reports of a large fire on the beach.

Officers were dispatched to Battery Pier after a member of the public spotted the blaze yesterday evening.

The grass area above the beach was on fire, but crews used aqua packs and beaters to contain the fire and extinguish the flames.

The team remained at the scene for around 30 minutes, damping down hot spots.