Motorhomer killed in fire!

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  1. icantremember

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    So sad especially at this time of year.
     
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    Very sad news.
     
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    Terrible news, just someone enjoying there time away like us all
    Regards Garry Flatpackchicken
     
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    Sad indeed. There but for the Grace..........
     
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    A timely warning to all those who insist in bolting themselves inside at night though there is nothing to say that this was the case here.
     
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    Just goes to show how important a good smoke alarm is.
    Very sad news.
     
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    Interesting comment about electrical appliances at the end. We do not have much in CB but reading posts about hair dryers leaving heating on overnight (people seem to have quite high wattage) etc it makes me and l hope others stop and have a think.
    When we went away the other weekend l refused to take the electric blanket as l didn't know how it would affect things. l may be called paranoid but would rather be safe than sorry.

    And if you think that breakers always work no they don't where l used to locum at on nights had a fire the breakers didn't trip in time.
     
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  9. Judge Mental

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    why most manufacturers disable dead locking when they convert a van to a camper...terrible way to go
     
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    Sad
     
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    That's good.

    The one that turned me cold was a member who said "we are safe at night, I hang out of the cap window, pull the outside lock across and lock it then tie the cab doors together".
     
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    well......... what can you do! madness....

    milenco window/door alarms 20 odd quid
     
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    "One of the reasons why caravans catch fire is because people overload the electricity board by using household appliances like kettles."

    Terrible, terrible news.
    Does the quote mean you are not advised to use electric kettles?
     
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    No, it doesn't as long as all your appliances do not exceed the maximum available power, however when they do the EHU should trip out. The quote comes from a site owner who is probably still in shock having just lost a customer in a horrible manner. A similar thing occurred to two fishermen on a site recently, they had left their 25 foot lead coiled on the reel underneath the van ...............now that is dangerous and it killed them too.
     
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    We have stayed at the site involved which is well kept and has loads of space .... I do question though if there were only two "caravans" on site due to off season, why they were so close that the second one was also damaged in the blaze.:doh:
     
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    Good point and one I didn't pick up when reading the article. Perhaps they chose the pitches themselves, the deceased lady being by herself?
     
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    Totally tragic, and very upsetting!
     
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    Very sad news
     
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    This is when the 6 metre rule makes sense, RIP.
     
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    Very sad indeed .... and agree about the 6mt rule being important ..

    A fire on a site is scary enough, but on an aire when vans are almost touching is unthinkable..

    we've been on a few when you literally couldn't open a window fully.. one goes up it's likely to spread to the whole lot

    I recall many years ago there was a bad fire on a camp site on the French Rivera .. can't recall the details now, but it was bad.. dozens of tents and caravans went up.. gas bottles exploding all over the place.. several killed.. scary stuff.
     
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