Large fire in Maiden Newton

Large fire in Maiden Newton

Published by Maria Greenwood at 7:35am 12th July 2019.

Three crews were called to the scene.

The fire broke out at around 4.35pm yesterday afternoon. (11th July)

Two fire crews from Dorchester and one from Weymouth were called to a the Maiden Newton area.

They found a caravan on fire, with several potentially explosive butane cylinders nearby.

A spokesman for Dorchester Fire Station said:

"Once the fire was out and we’d established that the cylinders were sufficiently cool enough to be safe, we made the general area safe to hand back to the landowner and await the arrival of Dorchester Police and Southern Electric Board."