Detectives probe Sussex caravan fire deaths
Monday 15 August 2011
Detectives are investigating the deaths of a man and woman who were killed in a caravan fire at a popular seaside holiday park.
The pair, aged in their 40s, were found after emergency services turned out to Combe Haven Caravan Holiday Park in Harley Shute Road, Hastings, East Sussex.
Police and fire investigators were conducting inquiries at the site to establish how the fatal blaze started shortly after 10pm on Saturday.
A Sussex Police spokesman said: "At 2210 on Saturday August 13, emergency services were called to Combe Haven Caravan Park in Harley Shute Road, Hastings, where a fire within a caravan had been reported.
"Tragically, the two occupants - a male and a female in their 40s - were declared deceased at the location."
East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service said they received five calls to report that the caravan was "well alight".
Four firefighters wearing breathing apparatus rescued the unconscious pair from the blaze.
A fire service spokesman said: "Sadly, in spite of efforts to resuscitate them, they were pronounced dead at the scene by paramedics.
"A third appliance was subsequently dispatched, and the fire was extinguished by 11.14pm using hose reel jets and foam.
"Police and fire investigation officers are currently on scene investigating the cause of the fire."
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