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Huge fire rips through caravan centre

Nobody was hurt but the cause is yet to be determined Photo: burnham-on-sea.com

Firefighters from across Bristol and Somerset have spent the night tackling a huge fire at a caravan centre which caused a series of explosions.

The fire broke out at around 1:30am at the Highbridge Caravan Centre on Bristol Road - it spread quickly as caravans and the gas cylinders with them caught light.

Fire engines were mobilised from Burnham On Sea, Bridgwater, Taunton, Cheddar and Street.

At 02:05am confirmation came in that the fire was rapidly spreading through the caravan site and involved many LPG cylinders, which had started to explode

– Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue
Residents across Highbridge and Burnham were woken by the sound of the explosions Credit: burnham-on-sea.com

Over the course of the night more than 60 people phoned the emergency services to report hearing explosions.

More fire engines were mobilised, along with aerial platforms to try to bring the blaze under control.

By 4am emergency services had broken the site into sections with different crews tackling the fire from different angles.

Nobody was injured, but emergency services remained at the scene to dampen down the site.

The cause is yet to be determined.

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