Tent destroyed by fire at Portscatho campsite

Tent destroyed by fire at Posrtscatho campsite

Tent destroyed by fire at Posrtscatho campsite

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A tent was destroyed by fire at a campsite in Portscatho on Saturday afternoon.

Firefirghters from Truro and St Mawes were called to the scene at around 2.15pm on August 23, and used a hose to put the fire out, and a water relay from a hydrant to cool gas cylinder which were involved in the fire.

A spokesperson said: "The tent was completely destroyed by fire, the cause was believed accidental and did not spread to any further tents."

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1:35pm Mon 25 Aug 14

Gill Z Martin says...

It is good no one was hurt in this instance, but I do not think safety is controlled enough on some camp sites, although some are marked out with safety in mind regarding distance between tents they are still very close to each other, in addition to which, barbecues and open fires are a common practice within close proximity to tents. One local camping pitch a member of my family were allocated, was adjacent to a huge pile of rubbish and logs big enough for a public bonfire night, it only needed someone to throw a match and a huge fire would have engulfed their tent. I took photos of it in case of any adverse incident. When one books a pitch one often has no guarantee as to where on a site the pitch will be, and when the site is crowded it is impossible to be relocated.
It is good no one was hurt in this instance, but I do not think safety is controlled enough on some camp sites, although some are marked out with safety in mind regarding distance between tents they are still very close to each other, in addition to which, barbecues and open fires are a common practice within close proximity to tents. One local camping pitch a member of my family were allocated, was adjacent to a huge pile of rubbish and logs big enough for a public bonfire night, it only needed someone to throw a match and a huge fire would have engulfed their tent. I took photos of it in case of any adverse incident. When one books a pitch one often has no guarantee as to where on a site the pitch will be, and when the site is crowded it is impossible to be relocated. Gill Z Martin
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