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Camper van fire at Church Hill, Folkestone


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Smoke billowing from a camper van fire could be seen from a neighbouring village.

The white vehicle went up in flames at about 4.45pm yesterday at Church Hill, near the Alkham Valley Road between Folkestone and Hawkinge.

One fire engine from Folkestone attended and put it out using a hose reel jet.

The flames could be seen from nearby Hawkinge. Picture: Gina Fuller
The flames could be seen from nearby Hawkinge. Picture: Gina Fuller
The inside of the cab is unrecognisable. Picture: Gina Fuller
The inside of the cab is unrecognisable. Picture: Gina Fuller
The campervan was severely burnt. Picture: Gina Fuller
The campervan was severely burnt. Picture: Gina Fuller

The crew remained at the scene for about an hour.

The front cab and the engine compartment was destroyed.

Firefighters say it is not known how the blaze started, but a witness said the vehicle burst into flames when the engine had been started.

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