More than 160 caravans have been destroyed following a huge fire in Highbridge

PUBLISHED: 20:19 01 October 2016 | UPDATED: 11:12 02 October 2016

Highbridge caravan fire. Credit: David J Whatley

Highbridge caravan fire. Credit: David J Whatley


A fire which tore through a caravan park in Highbridge has destroyed more than 160 units this morning (Saturday).

Firefighters from across Avon and Somerset were called to the scene to tackle the fire this morning.

More than 60 members of the public called the emergency services as the fire spread through the Bristol Road caravan park.

The fire spread rapidly across through site and involved my gas cyclinders, which caused multiple explosions.

A spokesman from Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service said: “Crews have now confirmed approximately 160 caravans have been destroyed or damaged in this fire.

“Investigations into the cause of the fire are still on going. Crews have confirmed that there were also two sheds on the site which have been destroyed by the fire.”

The firefighters spent several hours controlling the fire and moving caravans away from the scene.

The fire services has confirmed nobody was injured.

The services left the site this afternoon after ensuring the fire would not reignite.

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