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Gaunt, J.E., 1964. FIRE HAZARDS OF CARAVANS. Fire Research Notes 535


60% of fires in caravans in 1962 were caused by solid fuel stoves. No fatalities were involved but there were three non-fatal casualties. The number of fires in caravans and the proportion due to solid fuel stoves in 1963 is not yet known but it is known that there were at least 11 fatalities in fires due to this cause and that all 11 deaths occurred during the first three months of the year when the weather conditions were extremely severe. It seems likely, therefore, that there was a corresponding increase in the number of fires due to solid fuel stoves at the beginning of 1963, caravans being particularly hazardous in extreme weather conditions.

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