Firefighters called to caravan fire

Firefighters were called to a caravan on fire yesterday.

Crews from Richmond and Colburn attended a report of a fire near a property at Patrick Brompton just before 5pm.

On arrival this was found to be a disused caravan being broken down for scrap which has been accidentally ignited by welding equipment.

Crews used two breathing apparatus, two hose reel jets, thermal imaging camera and lighting to extinguish the fire.