Investigation into cause of caravan blaze - suspected arson

Fire and Rescue news.
Fire and Rescue news.

Police and fire officers suspect arson to be the cause of a blaze which engulfed and destroyed five derelict caravans in Dunston last night (Tuesday).

Four fire crews from Metheringham and Lincoln were called at about 6pm to Main Road in the village where police say five of the derelict caravans were set alight.

An investigation into the cause of the fire will be completed

Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue spokesperson

Crews used four main jets and a hose reel to extinguish the fire which also damaged a 5m row of conifer trees.

Crews had left the scene by 8.30pm.

A police spokesperson said they now suspect the fire was started deliberately. “An investigation into the cause of the fire will be completed,” she said.

Police are asking for anyone who may have any information that will help their enquiries to contact them on 101 quoting incident 365 of May 5 or alternatively the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

○ In a separate incident called in at 9.42pm last night, fire crews from Brant Broughton and Sleaford attended a static caravan on fire on Newark Road, Leadenham.

According to the fire service, they used two hose reels and wore breathing apparatus to extinguish the fire, leaving the scene at 10.47pm.

“About a third of the caravan was severely damaged by the fire,” said a Fire Service spokesman.

Police may be investigating this fire too.

* Do you have photos or video of either of these fires? Share it with us at andy.hubbert@jpress.co.uk or facebook.com/thesleafordstandard or twitter.com/sleafordst#