Dramatic caravan fire scorches remote woodland

Firefighters were called to a huge fire at a caravan in Devon this evening.

Crews from Buckfastleigh, Ashburton and Bovey Tracey all attended the incident, and say gas cylinders aided the fire at a caravan in the middle of woodland.

Buckfastleigh Fire Station says crews barely managed to get their fire engine to the scene, due to its remoteness.

Several firefighters had to remain on scene for some time to douse the blaze.

Crews from three stations were called to the scene
(Image: Buckfastleigh Fire Station)

A spokesperson for Buckfastleigh Fire Station said: “This afternoon we were called out along with our friends from Ashburton and Bovey Tracey to a caravan fire involving gas cylinders, water was taken from an open water source due to the remoteness of the location.

Firecrews struggled to get their fire engine to the remote site
(Image: Buckfastleigh Fire Station)

“As you can see from the pictures, access was tight and we only just managed to get our fire appliance in to fight the fire, crews remained on scene for a period of time turning over and damping down.”

Crews remained on scene for quite a while
(Image: Buckfastleigh Fire Station)

A spokesperson for Ashburton Fire Station added: “This afternoon at approximately 5pm we were mobilised to a caravan fire.

“We were joined by our fellow colleagues Buckfastleigh Fire Station and Bovey Tracey Fire Station.

“Yet again we worked in perfect harmony and managed to stop the fire in its tracks before spreading to nearby buildings.”

Devon Live – Devon News