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.'


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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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