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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 15-04-2018, 10:02 Thread Starter
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York Motorhome Fire

Just found this online.

From North Yorkshire Fire & Rescue Service website.

Incident Summary - Night Shift Saturday 14th April, 2018

Beckfield Lane, York - Time of call 17:05
Fire crews from Acomb responded to a camper van well alight on a domestic driveway. Cause of fire is believed to be an engine fault. Crews extinguished the fire using foam, two breathing apparatus and one hose reel and requested assistance from a further appliance (York). Despite the efforts of the crews the van was destroyed by fire, the fire also damaged the upstairs window of the property and a part of the roof lining. Crews also winched the vehicle away from property.

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I have attended/seen/dealt with a few vehicle fires over the years.

The couple of facts I learnt were that a “car accessory” sized fire extinguisher (like we used to carry in police patrol cars) will probably not have enough “stuff” to put out a car fire unless it’s caught VERY early on, and, by the time the fire service turn up there isnt a cat in hells chance of THEM having enough to put it out!! They will spray a lot of water around around to contain the fire but they are never able to actually extinguish the fire until it’s run it’s course.

It is terrifying to see just how FIERCE a vehicle fire is.


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It's who you share the journey with (even if like me, it’s in a caravan!)
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