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Caravan reduced to ashes in Willenhall blaze

By James Vukmirovic | Willenhall | News | Published:

A caravan was destroyed in a fire suspected to be caused by an overheating axle.

The aftermath of the fire. Photo: Fallings Park Fire

The caravan contained half a ton of felt and half a ton of tyres when it went up in flames in Watery Lane, Willenhall, on Friday.

A fire engine from Willenhall and a brigade response from Fallings Park were sent to the blaze, which is believed to have been caused by an overheating axle which ignited the felt at around 9.40pm.

Eight firefighters tackled the blaze which reduced the caravan to ashes before it was extinguished around 40 minutes later.

A spokesperson for West Midlands Fire Service said: "We were alerted to a fire on Watery Lane in Willenhall at 9.40pm on Friday, June 5.

"A fire engine from Willenhall fire station and a brigade response from Fallings Park fire station attended the scene, with eight fire fighters in total in attendance.

"They found a caravan, which was being towed by a van and contained half a ton of felt and half a ton of tyres, alight on the pavement.

"The blaze, which is believed to have been caused by an overheating axle which lit the felt, was extinguished in 40 minutes and with no injuries recorded."

James Vukmirovic

By James Vukmirovic
Community Reporter - @jamesvukmirovic

Community Reporter at the Express & Star, helping under-represented communities to find a voice in Wolverhampton. Contact me at james.vukmirovic@expressandstar.co.uk.

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