Charity ambulance destroyed in Rainham blaze

A campervan converted for medical use was destroyed in a fire on Thursday evening.

The ambulance, which fire crews say was due to be donated for use in Pakistan, caught light around 7.30pm at it’s depot in Coldharbour Lane, Rainham.

A spokesman for the London Fire Brigade said: “Two appliances from Wennington controlled the blaze for about an hour and a half and stopped it spreading to anywhere else at the A1 Spares site.

“The vehicle was completely destroyed, it was one of a several charity ambulances that they were sending to Pakistan.”

The cause of the fire is still being investigated but the spokesman added it may have been an electrical fault.

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