Caravan destroyed by blaze near Axminster

Fire crews were called to Hawkchurch

Fire crews were called to Hawkchurch - Credit: Archant

A caravan was completely destroyed in a blaze outside Axminster yesterday evening (Tuesday).

A second mobile home was 20 per cent damaged before crews from Axminster and Charmouth could tackle the fire in Wareham Road, Hawkchurch.

The call came in shortly before 9pm and further reports prompted the dispatch of an additional appliance from Chard, a water carrier from Yeovil and an operational assurance officer.

On arrival, the officer in charge confirmed that there were two caravans well alight with gas cylinders believed to be involved.

Crews were extinguishing the fire using two breathing apparatus, two hose reel jets and one main jet.


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By 9.14pm all persons had been accounted for and at 9.27pm confirmed no cylinders had been involved and the fire had been extinguished.

A fire service spokesman said one caravan was 100 per cent destroyed by the fire and another was 20 per cent fire damaged.

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Crews used two hose reel jets, four breathing apparatus, two thermal imaging cameras and one main jet to extinguish the fire.

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