2, 2012 Five
hurt after blaze destroys chalets at Brean holiday park
Five people were treated for smoke inhalation early today
(Monday) after a major blaze destroyed a group of chalets at Brean's
Pontins holiday park.
fire crews from across the region were called to the holiday park
in South Road at 2.14am after eight chalets were on fire.
fire engines from Burnham-On-Sea, a water carrier from Bridgwater
and four further crews from Avon Fire and Rescue were called to
the scene, pictured above.
casualties were taken to hospital by ambulance suffering with
smoke inhalation and a further casualty was treated for smoke
inhalation at the scene by paramedics," a fire spokesman
chalets were well alight measuring 5m x 25m. Crews used breathing
apparatus and hose reel jets to create a fire break."
He added: "A fire crew from Burnham returned to the incident
at mid-day to damp down hotspots and assist the fire investigation
"It is confirmed eight chalets were damaged by the fire,
with adjoining chalets also damaged by the heat."
Fire crews used a total of two main jets, two hose reel jets,
one foam jet with six firefighters in breathing apparatus. The
cause of the fire is still under investigation.
Top, fire crews at the scene of the blaze overnight and, above,
early this morning starting the investigation
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