Major blaze on camping site

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A fire which broke out at the camping Kompas left four people burnt and saw eight vehicles go up in flames.

7 July 2008

BELGIUM – A fire which broke out at camping Kompas on the River Ijzer in Nieuwpoort on Saturday left four people burnt and eight vehicles wrecked.

The fire broke out at about four in the morning and spread to gas cylinders where they exploded. Five caravans and three cars went up in flames and other vehicles were damaged. Four people, including one child were taken to hospital with burns.

The cause of the fire was a defective refrigerator in one of the caravans.

The rest of the campers were taken care of in the camping cafeteria. A number of them drove home.

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