North West Wales

Three hurt after in caravan 'arson' near Rhyl

Three people have been treated in hospital after a caravan was destroyed and another seriously damaged in a suspected arson attack near Rhyl.

Fire crews were called to the incident at Ty Mawr holiday park at Towyn, Abergele just before 2300 BST on Tuesday.

A 56-year-old man suffered hand burns as he tried to put out the fire.

Two women, aged 74 and 40, were also taken to hospital and treated for the effects of smoke.

Fire service investigators are examining the remains of a touring caravan which was destroyed.

'Serious crime'

A second caravan had 20% damage in the fire which involved a gas cylinder.

North Wales Police said no arrests have been made.

Russ Vaughan from North Wales Fire and Rescue Service said the fire was probably arson.

He said: "The caravan was very close to other caravans and tents which is not advisable - it was luck that the fire did not cause further damage to nearby campers.

"Remember - arson is a serious crime and in conjunction with North Wales Police we will pursue convictions."

Two appliances from Rhyl and Abergele were called to the scene.

Anyone with information about the fire is asked to report it to North Wales Police by calling 101 or contacting Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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