Fire completely guts van at Port Lincoln tourist park

Published: July 21, 2016
Caravan fire

A fire has ripped through a caravan parked at the Port Lincoln Tourist Park in South Australia.

Fortunately, the caravan’s owner was away from the caravan park at the time of the fire and no one was injured in the incident.

However, the 4.5-metre pop-top caravan was completely destroyed. Picture show the solar panels had been set up before the owner left.

An initial investigation into the blaze showed no clear indication as to what caused the fire, but it has been ruled as not being suspicious.

The Port Lincoln Times newspaper reports that two firefighting units were sent out with eight firefighters to control the fire. They were able to extinguish the fire within 10 minutes but the caravan was destroyed.

Fire is one of the biggest fears of grey nomads and all caravanners is fire and how quickly it can spread.

Earlier this year a 63-year-old woman died when fire tore through her caravan at the Price Caravan Park on South Australia’s Yorke Peninsula.

And late last year, two caravan fires within days of each other brought the deadly dangers into the spotlight.

  • When was the last time you checked the smoke alarm in your caravan or motorhome?
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Jim ( ex Firie )
5 years ago

Having recently rebuilt our Caravan, I checked the fire Extinguisher, added a second one ( near to our bed ) and also added an Fire Blanket, a new smoke detector plus a C.O.2 detector,
I check all these every Month, the fire extinguishers are turned upside down and giver a good shake to loosen the powder, which can settle in the base and fail to eject if not loosened ,
As a golden rule, I also replace all batteries every 12 months.

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