Road closed, area cordoned off as firefighters tackle blazing motorhome in Northamptonshire

Crews warn public to avoid the area for some time amid fears of gas cannisters exploding

Tuesday, 13th April 2021, 2:02 pm
Updated Tuesday, 13th April 2021, 3:23 pm

A 200 metre exclusion zone was put in place while firefighters from three counties deal with a blazing motorhome between Daventry and Banbury this lunchtime (Tuesday).

The cordon was in place due to LPG cylinders at the scene, on the Boddington Road, between Upper Bodington and Byfield.

A spokesman for Northamptonshire Fire & Rescue said: "At midday today, we were called to attend a motorhome fire on the Boddington Road between Upper Boddington and Byfield Village.

Fire crews are at the scene between Daventry and Banbury
Fire crews are at the scene between Daventry and Banbury

"One fire appliance from Daventry is currently in attendance along with an appliance from both Warwickshire and Oxfordshire Fire and Rescue Services.

"A 200m cordon was been implemented due to LPG cylinders at the scene. The Boddington Road was closed for about three hours but has now reopened.

"The Highways Agency attended and Police notified to assist with road closure. The cause of the fire is currently unknown."

It is the third major blaze involving caravans or motorhomes that Northamptonshire Fire & Rescue have had to deal with in less than a week.

On Sunday morning a caravan caught fire in Church Way, Northampton, while a motorhome was destroyed by fire in Hardwick Road, Wellingborough, on Thursday morning,