An Isle of Wight house is said to be 'salvageable' after suffering extensive flooding caused by a blocked drain at the weekend.

On Saturday evening (July 6), just before 10pm, crews from Hampshire and Isle of Wight Fire and Rescue Service (HIWFRS) were called to a home on Wilkes Road in Sandown.

Extensive flooding caused by a blocked drain had affected all levels of the home, a HIWFRS spokesperson said.

Firefighters promptly worked to clear the drain and placed temporary sheeting inside to control water entry.

Equipment, including an extension ladder, aerial ladder platform, small tools and three buckets, were used effectively by fire crews. 

A spokesperson confirmed: "The property was later assessed and deemed salvageable."

Firefighters began standing down shortly after 1am on Sunday (July 7).