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News, Quamskogen |  Several caravans fire at Quamskogan

News, Quamskogen | Several caravans fire at Quamskogan

A fire broke out at a campsite in Gwynhowden, Quamskogan, at around 6pm on Sunday.

Three caravans and one nail tent were all on fire.

The fire was declared extinguished in 1927. Three wagons are described as burnt.

Due to this, it was feared that there is a risk of explosion of gas cylinders at that place. Hence, a 300 meter safety zone was created.

– This is a camp with many caravans, he says 110 The duty commander at Central is Håkon Meiking.

People in the area reported hearing a loud noise. According to Micking, it is not uncommon for gas cylinders to leak and people have probably heard of it.

Firefighters recovered 5 gas cylinders. Eventually the 300m safety zone was thrown away.

Four adults and two dogs were evacuated from two rooms near the fire, but have now been allowed to return.

No one is missing

It is not yet known why the caravans started burning. The police have started an investigation to clarify this.

No injuries were reported.

– We have no missing persons reports or information indicating that anyone was in the wagons that caught fire, says Stine Mjelde, Operations Manager in the Western Police District.

Police are taking steps to contact the caravan owners.

– Not a good feeling

The wagons are at Quamskogen camp. The campsite has 100 pitches. Håkon Stein, who owns the campsite with his wife Solweck, says they have been scorned by concerned campsite owners. They still don’t know what happened.

– He says it’s not a good feeling to see the camp burning, we can’t do anything here.

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The couple has owned the place since the 90s. He says there is a fire extinguisher nearby that firefighters can use if needed.

Strong smoke development

Black, heavy smoke billowed out.

– You can see across Kvamskogen, said a BA tipster.

Firefighters from Norheimsund, Øystese and Samnanger were dispatched.