Caravan on fire - surrounded by floodwater in heart of Somerset

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News: Caravan on fire - surrounded by floodwater in heart of Somerset Caravan on fire - surrounded by floodwater in heart of Somerset

FIREFIGHTERS had to wade through floodwater in the middle of the night - to pour buckets of water on a burning caravan.

The fire service received a call about a caravan on fire between Burrowbridge and West Lyng, at around 12.30am today.

The caravan was just off the A361, which has been closed for several days because of flooding, and there was no way the fire crew from Bridgwater sent to put out the flames could reach the scene by road.

So they donned dry suits and made their way on foot, using buckets of water to extinguish the fire.

The caravan was badly damaged and police are investigating.

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2:00am Sun 12 Jan 14

Three Pots Derek says...

Might as well let the caravan burn itself out . It can't spread if it's surrounded by flood water.
Might as well let the caravan burn itself out . It can't spread if it's surrounded by flood water. Three Pots Derek

8:30am Sun 12 Jan 14

sceptic_steve says...

Three Pots Derek wrote:
Might as well let the caravan burn itself out . It can't spread if it's surrounded by flood water.
What an idiotic thing to say.....what if someone was still in it?
[quote][p][bold]Three Pots Derek[/bold] wrote: Might as well let the caravan burn itself out . It can't spread if it's surrounded by flood water.[/p][/quote]What an idiotic thing to say.....what if someone was still in it? sceptic_steve

1:19am Mon 13 Jan 14

Three Pots Derek says...

sceptic_steve wrote:
Three Pots Derek wrote:
Might as well let the caravan burn itself out . It can't spread if it's surrounded by flood water.
What an idiotic thing to say.....what if someone was still in it?
If the caravan was in a postion where fire engines could not get to I would think there would not be anybody inside. But I had thought that the van had been checked. What I meant was the van was surrounded by flood water hardly in a hospitable situation.
[quote][p][bold]sceptic_steve[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Three Pots Derek[/bold] wrote: Might as well let the caravan burn itself out . It can't spread if it's surrounded by flood water.[/p][/quote]What an idiotic thing to say.....what if someone was still in it?[/p][/quote]If the caravan was in a postion where fire engines could not get to I would think there would not be anybody inside. But I had thought that the van had been checked. What I meant was the van was surrounded by flood water hardly in a hospitable situation. Three Pots Derek

11:56pm Tue 14 Jan 14

Reaping the Whirlwind says...

A strange arson - would anyone in their right mind travel through floodwater to do this?. Recently another fire in this area, at a derelict house, next to the pumping station at Burrowbrifge. Interested parties could google "Plant hire boss jailed for arson attacks". A story of a seemingly legitimate businessman, jailed for many arson attacks, after the Environment Agency dropped his works contracts with them, or something of that sort. Edwin Blyter"s "The Adventures of Mr Blobby in Western Toyland" is also worth a look.
A strange arson - would anyone in their right mind travel through floodwater to do this?. Recently another fire in this area, at a derelict house, next to the pumping station at Burrowbrifge. Interested parties could google "Plant hire boss jailed for arson attacks". A story of a seemingly legitimate businessman, jailed for many arson attacks, after the Environment Agency dropped his works contracts with them, or something of that sort. Edwin Blyter"s "The Adventures of Mr Blobby in Western Toyland" is also worth a look. Reaping the Whirlwind

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