Published: August 29, 2010
In photos: Fire crews tackle caravan blaze after explosion

Fire crews believe a leaking gas cylinder caused an explosion which completely destroyed this caravan near Burnham-On-Sea on Sunday evening (August 29th).

Two fire engines from Burnham and a further rescue tender from Taunton rushed to a camp site at Dutch Cottage in Dutch Road, Mark, at 5.50pm after residents reported hearing an explosion when the caravan burst into flames.

Fire crews used water jets and breathing apparatus to damp down the burning remains of the vehicle, which was completely destroyed, as pictured here.

Nearby resident David Preston told Burnham-On-Sea.com at the scene: "We heard an explosion and looked outside to see thick smoke coming out of the caravan, which then burst into flames."

Amid initial concerns that someone could be inside, police and an ambulance crew were also called to the scene, but no-one was found.

A fire spokesman told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "Initial reports believed there to be persons inside but this was confirmed not to be the case. The crews confirmed one caravan was well alight and the police had located the occupiers."

He added that the blaze is thought to have been caused by a leaking gas cylinder which was ignited by the caravan's fridge.

 


Bookmark and Share

Search Burnham-On-Sea.com|Add Burnham-On-Sea.com to your Bookmarks|Send a mail from Burnham-On-Sea.com|Print this page|Back to previous page|Discuss this article

Burnham-On-Sea Seafront Webcam
Burnham-On-Sea Webcam
24-hour live pictures
See live images of the seafront and beach with Burnham's Webcam. Click here

Burnham-On-Sea What's On
What's On In Burnham-On-Sea
Things to see and do
Check the constantly updated Burnham-On-Sea.com calendar for what's happening. Click here

Burnham-On-Sea Shops
Burnham-On-Sea Shopping Guide
Buy in Burnham!
Support local traders by shopping in town - see our A-Z index of businesses. Click here

Burnham-On-Sea Video
Burnham-On-Sea Video
Burnham video news
Watch video highlights of events across Burnham with these video clips. Click here

Burnham-On-Sea Photos
Burnham-On-Sea Photos

Photo gallery
Hundreds of photos from events across the Burnham-On-Sea area. Click here