An investigation is underway to find the cause of a fire which destroyed a caravan in Highbridge on Monday (October 4th), leaving one person needing to be rescued. 

Plumes of thick black smoke and flames were seen coming out of a caravan at Sandacre Residential Park in Old Burnham Road.

Crews from Burnham, Taunton, Bridgwater and Cheddar were called at 12.52pm and an occupant was rescued by firefighters.

An air ambulance also landed nearby to help land ambulance crews at the scene.

A fire spokesman said: “Our fire control received several 999 calls reporting a caravan on fire in a caravan park and quickly re-diverted a fire engine that was attending a different, but less serious incident close by and one additional fire engine.”

“On arrival, crews confirmed a static caravan was well alight with possibly one person still inside.”

“Crews requested further assistance so another 2 crews were sent to assist. One person was rescued by the fire service and was handed over to the ambulance crew on scene.”

“The caravan was 75 percent destroyed by fire and was extinguished using 6 Breathing apparatus, 1 hose reel jet, 1 safety jet and a thermal image camera.”

“The cause of the fire is under investigation.”

 
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