18 caravans destroyed and 20 more badly damaged

Daily Echo: Firefighters battle blaze at caravan park Firefighters battle blaze at caravan park

FIREFIGHTERS spent yesterday battling a blaze at a Hampshire caravan park.

A total of 18 caravans have been destroyed and a further 20 left badly damaged by smoke and heat following the fire which broke out shortly after 3pm.

Hampshire fire control received a 999 call from a member of the public reporting smoke and flames from a nursery and caravan storage yard in Main Road, Colden Common.

Crews from Eastleigh, Winchester and St Mary’s in Southampton were all sent to the scene were they found several of the caravans alight.

They quickly brought the flames under control and contained the fire from spreading through the storage yard which was home to many hundreds of caravans.

The blaze was eventually out at 5.08pm, two hours after the initial emergency call.

Tonight firefighters remain at the scene were they are damping down and looking for hotspots in other caravans.

An investigation into the cause of the fire is now underway, led by the Hampshire Arson Task Force.

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6:23pm Sun 27 Sep 09

Miles Way says...

Where was Jeremy Clarkson today?
Where was Jeremy Clarkson today? Miles Way
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6:24pm Sun 27 Sep 09

Stupideditor says...

Yawn!
Yawn! Stupideditor
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7:46pm Sun 27 Sep 09

shaun.c says...

cool less on the roads!!
cool less on the roads!! shaun.c
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8:30pm Sun 27 Sep 09

Reality-man says...

shaun.c wrote:
cool less on the roads!!
Or more on the road as they send the replacements down!!!!
[quote][p][bold]shaun.c[/bold] wrote: cool less on the roads!![/p][/quote]Or more on the road as they send the replacements down!!!! Reality-man
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8:38pm Sun 27 Sep 09

Brite Spark says...

I saw the smoke and I was 13 miles away in Stubbington on the Solent.
Oddly, two hours later I myself had a fire in my kitchen, thinking quickly, I used my dog which had alerted us to the inferno, as a fire blanket and managed to smother the flames.
I saw the smoke and I was 13 miles away in Stubbington on the Solent. Oddly, two hours later I myself had a fire in my kitchen, thinking quickly, I used my dog which had alerted us to the inferno, as a fire blanket and managed to smother the flames. Brite Spark
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9:14pm Sun 27 Sep 09

georgemiller89 says...

My parents keep their caravan in this place, and luckily they have been away this weekend, because where the fire started was very close to their parking space. Also, they were due to return at 3pm today, but got talking to someone on the camp site they were at, and ended up being an hour behind schedule. If they hadn't, they could have been involved!!!!
My parents keep their caravan in this place, and luckily they have been away this weekend, because where the fire started was very close to their parking space. Also, they were due to return at 3pm today, but got talking to someone on the camp site they were at, and ended up being an hour behind schedule. If they hadn't, they could have been involved!!!! georgemiller89
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10:08pm Sun 27 Sep 09

Brite Spark says...

This doesnt sound like a very in tents fire to me.
This doesnt sound like a very in tents fire to me. Brite Spark
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10:12pm Sun 27 Sep 09

Miles Way says...

Brite Spark wrote:
I saw the smoke and I was 13 miles away in Stubbington on the Solent.
Oddly, two hours later I myself had a fire in my kitchen, thinking quickly, I used my dog which had alerted us to the inferno, as a fire blanket and managed to smother the flames.
After putting out the blaze did you enjoy a tasty hot-dog?
[quote][p][bold]Brite Spark[/bold] wrote: I saw the smoke and I was 13 miles away in Stubbington on the Solent. Oddly, two hours later I myself had a fire in my kitchen, thinking quickly, I used my dog which had alerted us to the inferno, as a fire blanket and managed to smother the flames. [/p][/quote]After putting out the blaze did you enjoy a tasty hot-dog? Miles Way
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7:19pm Mon 28 Sep 09

OSPREYSAINT says...

Brite Spark wrote:
I saw the smoke and I was 13 miles away in Stubbington on the Solent. Oddly, two hours later I myself had a fire in my kitchen, thinking quickly, I used my dog which had alerted us to the inferno, as a fire blanket and managed to smother the flames.
Was it a Saint Burn Hard?
[quote][p][bold]Brite Spark[/bold] wrote: I saw the smoke and I was 13 miles away in Stubbington on the Solent. Oddly, two hours later I myself had a fire in my kitchen, thinking quickly, I used my dog which had alerted us to the inferno, as a fire blanket and managed to smother the flames. [/p][/quote]Was it a Saint Burn Hard? OSPREYSAINT
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7:35pm Mon 28 Sep 09

OSPREYSAINT says...

Or maybe a cooker spaniel? If it was gas oven you are going to need a Corgi expert.
Or maybe a cooker spaniel? If it was gas oven you are going to need a Corgi expert. OSPREYSAINT
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8:36pm Mon 28 Sep 09

echoidiot says...

OMG thats a reliefe, it wasnt a pikey site, only a park up area for the wealthy tourer owners when theire monte carlo time share is off limits. never mind eh, thats why you all pay exhorbitant insurance policies. to pay for your well off pals expensive tourer vans sat on a well off farmers field.
love the sw.word. MOVE-NEED
OMG thats a reliefe, it wasnt a pikey site, only a park up area for the wealthy tourer owners when theire monte carlo time share is off limits. never mind eh, thats why you all pay exhorbitant insurance policies. to pay for your well off pals expensive tourer vans sat on a well off farmers field. love the sw.word. MOVE-NEED echoidiot
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9:21pm Mon 28 Sep 09

emgscrutton says...

georgemiller89 i am releived for your parents. I am a caravan owner but not a wealthy one, my husband and I are on our first one having saved all we can so we can have some lovely holidays and I would be gutted if it was mine so my thoughts are with those that have lost their fantastic holiday home. i appreciate caravaning is not everyone's taste and this site is for all to expres their views but I do think consideration should be had for those that enjoy it and spend their well earned money on it
Em
georgemiller89 i am releived for your parents. I am a caravan owner but not a wealthy one, my husband and I are on our first one having saved all we can so we can have some lovely holidays and I would be gutted if it was mine so my thoughts are with those that have lost their fantastic holiday home. i appreciate caravaning is not everyone's taste and this site is for all to expres their views but I do think consideration should be had for those that enjoy it and spend their well earned money on it Em emgscrutton
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9:33pm Mon 28 Sep 09

OSPREYSAINT says...

Hope they were properly insured but there is a possibilty of arson?
Security Word = site-fire! now who is having a laugh?
Hope they were properly insured but there is a possibilty of arson? Security Word = site-fire! now who is having a laugh? OSPREYSAINT
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12:32am Tue 29 Sep 09

georgemiller89 says...

echoidiot wrote:
OMG thats a reliefe, it wasnt a pikey site, only a park up area for the wealthy tourer owners when theire monte carlo time share is off limits. never mind eh, thats why you all pay exhorbitant insurance policies. to pay for your well off pals expensive tourer vans sat on a well off farmers field.
love the sw.word. MOVE-NEED
in particular "for the wealthy tourer owners when their monte carlo time share is off limits"

I think you'll find, we have a caravan so we can still go on holiday, because we can't afford to go abroad, so shove your time-share villa up your bum!
[quote][p][bold]echoidiot[/bold] wrote: OMG thats a reliefe, it wasnt a pikey site, only a park up area for the wealthy tourer owners when theire monte carlo time share is off limits. never mind eh, thats why you all pay exhorbitant insurance policies. to pay for your well off pals expensive tourer vans sat on a well off farmers field. love the sw.word. MOVE-NEED[/p][/quote]in particular "for the wealthy tourer owners when their monte carlo time share is off limits" I think you'll find, we have a caravan so we can still go on holiday, because we can't afford to go abroad, so shove your time-share villa up your bum! georgemiller89
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