Firefighters bring out off-roader to tackle blazes near Aveley caravan park

Thurrock Gazette: The Pinzgauer off road vehicle The Pinzgauer off road vehicle

FIREFIGHTERS used an off-road engine to get to four fires that were deliberately set near a caravan site last night.

Two crews from Grays attended the fires, which had been lit on wasteland off Ship Lane, Aveley, in standard engines but were joined by a crew from Billericay in the service's Pinzgauer off-road vehicle in order to reach fires on some of the more difficult terrain.

They used two main jets to tackle the fires set, the first of which was extinguished by 10.45pm, the other three by 11.09pm.

The crews then spent time turning over and damping down the area to make sure the fires were fully out.

Although the fires are believed to have been set deliberately, an Essex Police spokesman said the force was not investigating.

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3:21pm Fri 16 May 14

OckendonPaul says...

Should've wafted them towards the "caravan park"
Should've wafted them towards the "caravan park" OckendonPaul
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9:48pm Fri 16 May 14

clou81 says...

It was probably the "caravan park" residents burning the carcass's of their dead, neglected horses!!! Maybe if rspca officers bothered to enter the field and investigate the piles of "rubbish" they would find them!!!!
It was probably the "caravan park" residents burning the carcass's of their dead, neglected horses!!! Maybe if rspca officers bothered to enter the field and investigate the piles of "rubbish" they would find them!!!! clou81
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