An investigation has been launched by police after a number of caravans were destroyed in a fire at Charlton’s Caravan Storage, between Ellington and Lynemouth, Northumberland just over a week ago.
Explosions could be heard and thick, black plumes of smoke seen for miles around as gas cylinders exploded and fire crews battled to bring the situation under control. Fifteen firefighters in three fire engines attended the scene and a cordon was put around the storage facility as the road beside it was closed.
Fortunately nobody was hurt in the fire, which was brought under control two hours after it started at about 2.30 in the afternoon. However, ten caravans and two motorhomes were destroyed, with three caravans and two motorhomes damaged by the blaze. Once under control, Northumbria Police were due to begin a full investigation, although initial rumours were that the fire was set deliberately by some youths who had jumped a fence.
The storage facility boasts a gold award from CaSSOA, the Caravan Storage Site Owners’ Association for its security features, including access control, security lighting and a warden on patrol at the premises with guard dogs. Nevertheless it seems that this was not enough to deter these arsonists.
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