Fire at Broadway

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  1. rogher

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    I believe that there has been a fire involving motorhomes at the Caravan Club site in Broadway.
    Not been able to get confirmation, though. The cause will be of more interest than the consequences.
     
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    Keep your distance improve your resistance.
    The 6 metre rule makes sense.
    Lets hope its confined to one unit without any harm to its occupants.
     
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    any update ?

    can't find anything on Google , what made you believe there had been a fire ?
     
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    Likewise, I've even had a look on the local journalistic sites and can't find anything?

    I hope all involved are ok.
     
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    Did he/she reverse in and on the right side of the peg?
     
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    According to what passes for a forum on the CC site, one motorhome was destroyed, two others were damaged by the heat and a car was also damaged but thankfully no-one was hurt.
     
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    Just had a read.. thanks

    re 6 mt. spacing..

    a concern I've had on many French aires ..
     
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    But has your concern stopped your using them?
     
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    Will make me more choosey ..
     
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    Slightly off topic but ............ I notice the report linked did what our local paper does in that whenever it reports on a fire it also reports on the equipment used to extinguish it - " two hose reels" or "BA equipment". I've never seen reports of an attendance by the Ambulance service refer to bandages, or oxygen, etc. Nor do they say when there's been a power outage that it was fixed using fuse wire & a screwdriver. So is it just some newspapers or do they all list the equipment used to extinguish a fire? If so - why?
     
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    Not entirely, but we now avoid ones that are packed in like sardines.. and much prefer using Municipal sites.. often no more expensive.

    Didn't use any like that this year except to park up for a for hours at the canoe station in Chateaudun .. then we moved to the Municipal site.

    At Gravelines aire there was plenty of space on the grassy area..

    Would rather pay for a site than be so close you can't open the windows fully.. and can hear and smell everything the neighbours are doing..
     
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    to give readers an idea of the size of the blaze.. ?

    or maybe just to be melodramatic..
     
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    If you want 6 metre spacing it won't make you more choosey, you won't be using Aires at all.
     
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    It's how the fire service report themselves - you can find all the details of incidents which they attend on their website.

    http://www.hwfire.org.uk/
     
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    not always the case..

    we have been on lots with plenty of space between vans, .. especially off season when you can have an aire to yourself..

    but packed in like sardines like Honfleur aire in August . .. no thanks..
     
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    We've been on Aires with plenty of space too but the point is that if it starts to fill up and a couple of other vans want to squeeze into the perfect 6m gap Norman has measured out for you then there's nothing you can do about it other than move.

    We're at Honfleur at the moment and it is pretty busy but not the busiest I've seen it by a long way. We've got 1.5 - 2 metre gaps either side of us which is plenty. If it was busier and the gaps were smaller I'd have no issue with it.
     
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    Fortunately, things like this don’t happen very often and, when they do, people are able to get away. Even at 6m, damage was caused to neighbouring vehicles. It’s a shame they were unable to move them away.

    I usually park so that I’m able to drive away directly when parked in confined spaces.
     
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    Suites me fine then .
     
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