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Friday, 30 November 2007, 10:59 GMT
Arsonists blamed for caravan fire

Firefighters were called after arsonists set fire to a caravan on a farm at Epworth in North Lincolnshire.

Humberside Fire and Rescue crews had to move livestock to safety before dealing with the blaze at Selby Farm, on Wrott Road, late on Thursday evening.

They found a 7m-long touring caravan ablaze and gas cylinders next to the vehicle engulfed in flames.

A dam was built at the site to immerse the cylinders in water. A spokesman said the canisters could have exploded.