Man dies after caravan fire at holiday park near Great Yarmouth

Yare Village, part of Breydon Water Holiday Park in Burgh Castle. Picture: James Bass

Yare Village, part of Breydon Water Holiday Park in Burgh Castle. Picture: James Bass - Credit: Eastern Daily Press © 2016

An investigation has been launched by police after a man died following a caravan fire near Great Yarmouth.

Emergency services were called just after 3am this morning (Sunday) to reports of a fire in a caravan at Breydon Water Caravan Park in Burgh Castle.

Officers from Norfolk Fire and Rescue Service found a man inside the caravan who was then taken to the James Paget Hospital for treatment – but he died this afternoon.

Detective Inspector Richard Graveling said: 'The investigation into the man's death is in its early stages; however, it is currently being treated as unexplained and a post mortem examination will take place in due course.

'It is unclear at this stage as to how the fire started. A seal is in place at the scene of the fire and specialist forensic officers are due to attend tomorrow (Monday) to establish the cause of the fire.'

Three fire crews from Gorleston and Great Yarmouth used breathing apparatus and hose reel jets to extinguish the fire.

An ambulance, rapid response vehicle and an ambulance officer also attended.

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An eyewitness, who was staying close to the static caravan, where the incident took place, said:

'At 3am we were woken by a loud explosion and smoke pouring from a caravan.

'Generally everyone stayed calm – it is just one of those tragic things that has happened.'

? If you have any information about the incident, call police on 101.

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