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Huge caravan fire spreads to area of Cornish woods

Huge caravan fire spreads to area of Cornish woods

Published by Emma Carton at 7:12am 20th January 2020. (Updated at 12:19pm 20th January 2020)

Archive photo of firefighters in Cornwall: Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service

Fire has torn through a caravan and spread to woodland in north Cornwall.

Firefighters say gas cylinders exploded during the blaze at Canworthy Water.

Two teams from Bude rushed to the scene in the early hours of Monday morning.

They managed to remove the cylinders and no injuries have been reported.

"Two appliances from Bude with twelve firefighters on board attended a call to a caravan on fire. 

"The caravan was well alight on crews arrival and all cylinders inside had blown. 

"Firefighters used two breathing apparatus, one hose reel jet and a triple extension ladder to fight the fire. 

"The fire had spread from the caravan which measured 4x4 metres to an area of woodland measuring approximately six metres square. 

"Firefighters made good progress and removed the cylinders from the fire. 

"On investigation the cause of the fire was confirmed as accidental".

Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service

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