Fire destroys holiday complex on Solway Coast

More than 30 firefighters have tackled a huge fire at a holiday complex on the Solway Coast.

Investigations continue into holiday camp fire

Investigations are continuing into a fire that destroyed a caravan complex in south-west Scotland.

Hundreds of holidaymakers had to leave their caravans at Southerness Holiday Village following the huge blaze.

More than 30 firefighters and five fire engines attended the scene, but the swimming pool, bar, restaurant and leisure facilities were all ruined.

A report into the incident is expected by the end of the week.

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Holidaymakers left without power and water

The Lighthouse Leisure site holds around 220 caravans and holiday makers and residents have been left without power and water due to the fire.

Many of the residents were asked to leave their caravans during the night, but have since been allowed to return.

Dumfries and Galloway Council say they are working with the site owner and other agencies to secure the site and put temporary power and water supplies in place.

The Council’s DGFirst has also deployed two catering units to provide welfare support.

Eyewitness: "It was terrifying"

Hundreds holidaymakers and locals were staying in caravans surrounding the fire.

Many of them were woken from their beds and asked to vacate their caravans.

"It was terrifying. We were asleep in bed when someone knocked on our door and asked us to get out because there was another caravan on fire.

"We turned the corner, looked at the complex, and there was nothing left apart from the pillars. It is awful."

– Eyewitness

Southerness holiday complex destroyed by fire

The fire ripped through the holiday complex Credit: Bob Geddes

More than 30 firefighters have tackled a huge fire at a holiday complex on the Solway Coast.

Five fire engines attended the blaze at The Mermaid Leisure Complex, which is part of Lighthouse Leisure, in the seaside resort of Southerness.

Around 30 firefighters tackled the blaze Credit: Bob Geddes

The fire was discovered shortly after midnight and flames could be seen for miles.

Nobody was injured in the fire but the swimming pool, bar, restaurant and leisure facilities were all destroyed.

Five fire brigades attended the blaze Credit: Bob Geddes

Thousands of holidaymakers visit the popular coastal resort every summer.

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