Manilva wildfire blamed on car ‘short circuit’

LAST UPDATED: 14 Aug, 2015 @ 21:33
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Photograph: Jon Clarke

SIX cars have been burnt out at the Pierre & Vacance Vacation Club.

‘A short circuit in one of the cars seems to be the blame,’ said a fireman.

That spread with the other five cars burning out on the parking lot and in the nearby hills.

One neighbour, expat Kelly Cookson, felt ‘incredibly lucky’ that only her husband’s Land Rover blew up.

Kelly Cookson with her burnt out car and house. Photograph: Jon Clarke
Kelly Cookson with her burnt out car and house. Photograph: Jon Clarke

The trees around her home were burnt and her neighbours windows smashed, but somehow the home survived.

‘He’s lost all his tools but thank God our house didn’t burn down and our dogs have lived.’



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