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Investigation after fatal fire, Hull

4 December 2013

A man has sadly died following a fire in static caravan at business premises in Hull today.

Firefighters were called to Clyerns and Son Monumental Masons premises in Crowle Road at 9 am and arrived in less than four minutes. They found a caravan heavily involved in fire. They were told an occupant was believed to be still inside and firefighters were able to extinguish the flames quickly before finding the body of a man, who was confirmed to be dead. It is believed the caravan had been in use as domestic accommodation. An investigation, involving Humberside Fire and Rescue Service and Humberside Police investigators, to establish the cause of the fire. HFRS Area Manager Nick Granger said: “Initial reports were that one individual was trapped inside the caravan. The fire was extinguished very rapidly. One individual was found to be inside the caravan and was confirmed dead at the scene. “A joint fire investigation is taking place utilising fire and police staff and a cause will be established,” he said. “The crews arrived on scene quickly and managed to save much of the external structure of the caravan but internal damage was severe. Firefighters were able to prevent much of the structure of the caravan from being destroyed but the interior was extensively damaged. Two fire crews from the East Hull station and one from Central attended the incident.