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Man, 53, hospitalised after caravan blaze spreads to garage

PUBLISHED: 09:40 23 May 2020 | UPDATED: 09:40 23 May 2020

A 53-year-old man has been hospitalised after a fire in the early hours of Saturday morning which was rapidly spreading. Photo: Google Maps

A 53-year-old man has been hospitalised after a fire in the early hours of Saturday morning which was rapidly spreading. Photo: Google Maps

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A 53-year-old man has been hospitalised after a caravan fire on Saturday morning.

A 53-year-old man has been hospitalised after a caravan fire on Saturday morning.

Three Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service engines were called shortly after 7.30am on May 2 after reports of the caravan blaze at Rackham’s Corner in Corton, between Lowestoft and Great Yarmouth.

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One of the engines was later stood down as the caravan fire - which had by now spread to an adjacent garage - was contained by two fire crews using a hose reel.

A spokesman for the fire service said: “We were called at 7.34am to a caravan fire. We had three fire engines attend initially, but realised we only needed two so one was stood down.

“It was not a massive fire, but one caravan was well alight and the fire had spread to a garage.

“The police and an ambulance were required to support a male casualty, aged 53, who had inhaled smoke.”

Both Suffolk Police and the East of England Ambulance Service have been contacted for comment.


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