Wednesday, 02 September 2015

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Cumbrian couple's caravan wrecked after garden bonfire spreads

People have been urged not to fear calling the fire service after a couple battled a caravan blaze themselves.

Bruce Wilson, watch manager at Carlisle East fire station, made the call after attending an incident in How Mill, near Brampton.

The couple had lit a bonfire in their garden – on How Street – yesterday afternoon. It spread under their caravan, which quickly caught fire.

Mr Wilson said the residents had spent 30 minutes unsuccessfully trying to put the fire out themselves with a hose pipe before eventually dialling 999 shortly after 1.40pm.

Crews from Carlisle and Brampton took half an hour to put the blaze out.

Mr Wilson said: “Don’t be afraid to get us out, we would rather come out to a little fire than a big one.”

The fire left the caravan, which was used for storage, badly damaged.

Nobody was injured by the blaze, however, Mr Wilson added: “I think it gave them a nasty shock.”

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