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Homes in danger from blazing caravan parked in street

PUBLISHED: 11:33 07 January 2009 | UPDATED: 13:56 05 October 2010

FIRE crews had to spray water on a block of flats in London’s East End last night (Tuesday) when a mobile caravan home burst into flame in the street just a few feet away. The blaze totally gutted the caravan parked in Millwall, on the Isle of Dogs, at 9.45pm

By Mike Brooke

FIRE crews had to spray water on a block of flats in London’s East End last night (Tuesday) when a mobile caravan home burst into flame in the street just a few feet away.

The blaze totally gutted the caravan parked in Taeping Street in Millwall, on the Isle of Dogs, at 9.45pm.

“We had to aim water jets at the flats because of the heat form the blaze affecting their windows,” said firefighter Mark Peters.

“The caravan was totally alight and the flames were getting dangerously close to the first-floor windows of the flats a few feet away.

“Luckily no-one in the caravan—they could have been trapped.”

The blaze was spotted by his fire crew returning from an alert in East Ferry Road nearby, where they had just dealt with a tree alight.

Fire investigators were later looking into the cause of the suspicious caravan blaze.


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