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Caravans and motor homes destroyed in Upminster fire

PUBLISHED: 07:56 18 March 2019 | UPDATED: 09:30 20 March 2019

Motor homes and caravans were destroyed in a fire in Folkes Lane, Umpinster on Saturday, March 23. Photo: LFB

Motor homes and caravans were destroyed in a fire in Folkes Lane, Umpinster on Saturday, March 23. Photo: LFB

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Eight fire engines and around 60 firefighters were called to a blaze at a caravan and motor home storage site in Upminster.

The London Fire Brigade was called to reports of a fire in Folkes Lane on Saturday, March 16 at around 5.15am.

A total of 17 motor homes, 10 caravans, two cars, three trailers and one boat were destroyed by fire.

A further five caravans, two motor homes, four cars and a shipping container were also damaged by fire.

The fire was under control by 7.46am.

Fire crews from Harold Hill, Hornchurch, Romford, Dagenham and Wennington fire stations, along with colleagues from Essex Fire and Rescue Service, attended the scene.

The cause of the fire is believed to be accidental.

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