Volkswagen T2 campervan destroyed in garage fire

Volkswagen T2 fire

A 1970s Volkswagen T2 campervan has been destroyed following a garage fire in Callington, Cornwall.

Fire crews from Callington, Liskeard, and Tavistock fire stations were called to the blaze on March 7.

Using high-pressure hose reel jets to prevent the fire from escalating to adjacent buildings, the fire crews were able to successfully control the blaze.

In addition to the classic camper, a considerable amount of damage was caused to the building.

A spokesperson for Callington Community Fire Station said: “One appliance from Callington was mobilised along with Liskeard Community Fire Station, Tavistock fire station, and a whole time officer.

“Two BA (breathing apparatus) were initially committed with high-pressure hose reel jets to prevent escalation to adjacent buildings.

“After a quick response from the crews, they were able to enter the structure to turn over and check for hot spots and potential reignition.

“One vehicle was removed from the building by fire crews to allow a full inspection to be carried out.

“After confirmation that the fire was out the crews returned to home station.”

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