Essex County Fire and Rescue Service


Car fire on driveway spreads to caravan and house

Gilderdale Close, Colchester
01/12/2021 @ 01:53
Incident Number: 157455
In attendance: 1 x Wivenhoe, 1 x Manningtree, 1 x Clacton

Firefighters were called a car fire in Colchester in the early hours of this morning which spread to a caravan and a house.

Crews were called to a car fire on a driveway in Gilderdale Close, Colchester where the fire had spread to a caravan and was beginning to spread to a house.

Both the car and the caravan - which contained gas cylinders - were 100% alight.

Crews worked to prevent the fire spreading to the house.

Crews extinguished the fire by 2:39am and worked to cool the cylinders.

An investigation into the cause of the fire will take place today.

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