Three separate incidents see campervans go up in flames

Motorhome insurance companies would appear to have had a busy period over the last 7 days if reports in the press are anything to go by, as several accidents involving motorhomes ended up with the emergency services being called out.

In North Yorkshire fire-fighters from Bridlington and Filey were called out to a campervan that caught fire while being towed on the A165. The campervan which was carrying a gas cylinder burst into flames on the Dotterel Roundabout near Reighton and although the fire-fighters, who had to wear special breathing apparatus, managed to get the fire under control, the campervan was completely destroyed. Fortunately no-one was hurt.

Just a few days later and a few miles further north fire-fighters in Harrogate were called out to deal with a conflagration involving a classic 1976 campervan. The fire was so fierce that the emergency services were inundated with calls from worried residents in Yew Tree Lane, Harlow Hill but the fire service managed to put out the blaze without anyone being injured. However the fire, which is believed to have been caused by an engine fault, almost totally destroyed the campervan.

And just to prove the old adage that bad things happen in threes, fire-fighters in Belper had to wear special breathing equipment to deal with a campervan fire in Belper, Derbyshire. Once again no-one was hurt even though the campervan was attached to a Land Rover.

The three incidents illustrate the necessity for good campervan insurance for people owning mobile homes and how susceptible vehicles that carry cooking equipment and facilities can be to fire.