Man treated for burns after caravan blaze near Wangford

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Fire crews tackled a caravan blaze last night near gas cylinders.

Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service was called at about 8.15pm to the fire off the A12 near Wangford.

Initial reports suggested it was a fire in the open but when the two sets of crews were told it was a caravan blaze a third appliance was dispatched.

Due to the presence of liquid petroleum gas cylinders, the fire was tackled from a safe distance using two hosereels.

The blaze was brought under control by around 8.50pm. One casualty was given first aid by fire crews before being left in the care of paramedics.

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A spokesman for the East of England Ambulance Service said: 'The ambulance service was called at 8.40pm yesterday to a caravan fire in High Street, Wangford, Beccles.

'A community first responder and an ambulance were dispatched to the scene where a man in his 50s was treated for burns to one of his hands.

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'The patient was taken to James Paget Hospital for further care.'

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