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Staffordshire Fire & Rescue Service - Preventing, Protecting, Responding

Caravanette Fire in Rushton Spencer

11/09/2009

A call was received at 6.15am this morning to reports of an incident on the A523 in Rushton Spencer.

Two crews from Leek attended the incident which involved a caravanette that was well alight at the side of the carriageway. Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus tackled the fire using a hose reel jet and two main jets.

Group Manager, Keith Stubbs said: “On arrival at the incident crews discovered a 6kg propane cylinder was being stored in a side locker within the caravanette. Firefighters used two mains jet and applied a mass amount of water to the cylinder to cool it down and monitored the temperature of the cylinder using the thermal imagery camera.”

“On arrival at the incident crews discovered a 6kg propane cylinder was being stored in a side locker within the caravanette.”

Group Manager, Keith Stubbs

The fire, which is believed to have been caused deliberately, completely destroyed the caravanette.  Crews left the incident at approximately 9am. No persons were injured.