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Fire destroys Loch Sport caravan
CFA is reminding holiday makers to be vigilant around campfires after an incident at a Loch Sport holiday park.
Firefighters were called to the holiday park about 5.15pm today (29 December) after a campfire spread to a nearby caravan.
District 10 Operations Manager Allan Rankin said there were a number of campfires around the park and it appeared one had escaped.
“Even though the grass was short, the fire spread through it and got under a caravan and it was totally destroyed,” he said.
There were a number of gas bottles in the area that were affected by heat from the fire, but reports of explosions were incorrect.
Mr Rankin said it was a timely reminder for anyone camping this holiday season to ensure campfires are never left unattended.
“Campfires should also be an appropriate size and campers should be mindful of what is required for cooking and warmth. Fires should never be bigger than needed and always be located away from caravans and structures.
“Thankfully there were no reported injuries at this incident, but it shows how quickly things can get out of hand. It’s a busy time of year and in highly populated caravan parks it’s easy for things to go wrong,” Mr Rankin said.
Four trucks and vehicles from Loch Sport and Golden Beach attended the incident.
CFA’s Can I Can’t I brochure includes guidelines for campfires during the Fire Danger Period and on days of Total Fire Ban.