Yes, it's a caravan, but brakes can overheat and cause a fire on any trailer.. including A framed cars .. Have them serviced annually and check before every journey that they aren't binding .. and don't forget to release the parking brake ! .. Monday, 15, Aug 2011 09:43 Firefighters from Burnham-on-Sea were recently called to a blaze at a caravan that appears to have begun in bizarre circumstances. The seaside resort town is located in Somerset and features a number of camping sites. Little was left of the tourer after crews from Bridgwater and Burnham managed to quell the flames, but it is not thought that anyone was harmed in the incident. The fire service was called at 14:09 BST on Wednesday (August 10th) and attended the blaze on the A38 at Pawlett, according to Burnham-on-Sea.com. On their arrival, the mobile home was already engulfed in flames and despite the efforts of officers, the vehicle was completely destroyed. A spokesman told the online resource that crews used breathing equipment and a reel jet to extinguish the blaze, but were unable to stop the fire before the caravan was rendered useless. However, they were able to establish that the cause was accidental, with overheating brakes the bizarre culprit.