Five injured in Yorkshire Showground burger van fire

27 August 2012

Fire ServiceFire Crews were called today (27 August 2012)  at 11:33am to a Burger van fire at the Yorkshire Showground in Harrogate.

The fire was quickly extinguished by crews using 2 hose reel jets and 4 breathing apparatus and they remained to cool 2 x 19kilogram propane cylinders.

The fire service have confirmed that the cylinders were outside the van and did not explode during this incident.

A fire investigation officer remained on scene to carry out investigations and will return tomorrow to continue further investigations into the the cause.

The van was all but destroyed receiving 80% damage.

The National Pony Society was holding a one-day event at the showground.

Two people inside the van received severe burns and were taken to Pinderfields Hospital, where they remain, while three people outside received minor injuries/ smoke inhalation and were taken to Harrogate Hospital.


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