Huge fire at caravan park

Around 50 caravans and motor homes have been destroyed at a storage park in Bredons Harwick, near Tewkesbury. No one was injured, though around 100 firefighters were needed to contain the fire. The cause is unknown but an investigation has begun.

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Caravan site owner says floating lanterns were used

The owner of a caravan site where 50 caravans were destroyed by fire says there were floating lanterns let off into the sky on the night the blaze took hold.

The caravans were being stored at the Croft Farm Waterpark, where there is also a boating lake.

The owner said there was a party in the site's clubhouse, and chinese style floating lanterns were set off into the sky.

A spokesman for the Hereford & Worcester Fire Service said it was too early to say how the fire started. He did not rule out the possibility it could have been caused by a floating lantern.

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Arrest after attack on Orient keeper

Police have arrested a man after a pitch invasion during Leyton Orient's League One clash away at Swindon Town yesterday.

Orient's 3-1 win at the County Ground was marred when a Swindon supporter ran on to the pitch and appeared to attack the league leader's goalkeeper, Jamie Jones.

Jones' manager, Russell Slade, said although his player was unhurt, he was left angry by the incident - which he described as the worst he had seen since becoming a manager.

Swindon chairman Jed McCrory said the club would be launching a review of its safety measures.

"We will be speaking to the police with reference to their report next week.

"We don't condone any actions where supporters come on to the pitch and, if found guilty, he will receive a ban.

"We apologise to Jamie Jones, the Leyton Orient board members and their supporters and will review the stewarding around the ground to make sure this doesn't happen again."

– Jed McCrory, Swindon chairman

Wiltshire Police confirmed they had arrested a 26-year-old man in connection with the incident.

A force spokesman said: "He was arrested on suspicion of pitch invasion and remains in custody at Gablecross Police Station, Swindon, at this stage.

"Police inquiries are ongoing."

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Video shows carnage after fire wrecks 50 caravans

This video shows the wreckage of around 50 caravans which were destroyed by a large fire at a storage site near Tewkesbury.

Ten fire engines were needed to tackle the blaze in Bredons Hardwick, and involved crews from the Hereford and Worcester & Gloucestershire fire Services.

Crews managed to contain the fire and averted disaster, as at one point flames were spreading towards a 2000 litre fuel storage vessel.

Read: 50 caravans wrecked after huge blaze at storage site

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50 caravans wrecked after huge blaze at storage site

The caravans were being stored in Bredons Hardwick in South Worcestershire Credit: ITV News Central/Callum Watkinson

Around 50 caravans have been destroyed after a large fire at a storage site in South Worcestershire.

The touring vans were being kept at a site in Bredons Hardwick near Tewkesbury when the blaze took hold on Saturday 23 November.

Fire crews from the Herefordshire & Worcester and Gloucestershire services had to fight to bring the flames under control. They are now damping down at the site.

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Fire service tweet details of caravan site blaze

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1/2 Incident 0055 24 Nov Croft Farm Bredons Hardwick involved approx 50 towing caravans and mobile homes in storage.

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2/3 Crews from Glos FRS and Hereford & Worcester FRS prevented fire spreading to a 2000 litre storage vessel using water jets

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3/4 and ground monitor. At the height of the fire 10 appliances, water carrier environmental protection unit&command unit were in attendance

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50 caravans destroyed in Tewkesbury fire

Gloucestershire Fire Service has spent the night dealing with a huge fire at a caravan and mobile home storage park near Bredons Hardwick, Tewkesbury. 50 vehicles caught alight.

No one needed rescuing, though several propene gas cylinders were involved. Firefighters managed to stop the fire spreading to a large fuel tanker nearby. Around a hundred firefighters were needed to contain the fire, and some are still on the scene.

The cause is unknown but is being investigated.