Fire believed to have been initiated by a barbecue leaking gas

Energy type: 
LPG
 
Event summary: 
The Fire Service reported that a large fire that swept through a camping ground was believed to have been initiated by a barbecue leaking gas. The fire destroyed seven caravans, two cabins, two motorbikes and one car.
 
Accident ID: 
161231-01
 
Accident date: 
27 December 2016
 
Site: 
Public
 
Environment: 
Outside (above ground)
 
Voltage: 
1
 
Equipment: 
Barbecue
 
Accident type: 
Fire and explosion
 
Casualty: 
Non-fatality
 
Injury: 
No injury
 
Property damage level: 
Extended to the site
 
Outcome of investigation: 

The fire was initiated by the ignition of a gas leak in a barbecue which spread to a large hedge nearby.