Caravan in field gutted by fire

Close Lane, Hindley. Picture from Google Earth
Close Lane, Hindley. Picture from Google Earth

A CARAVAN was completely destroyed by fire on open land near a quiet Wigan street.

Firefighters were called to the mobile home, which was in a field off Close Lane in Hindley, at around 10pm on Tuesday.

The crew found the caravan, which was the type towed behind a vehicle, was well alight and despite their best efforts could not be saved.

Firefighters tackled the blaze and spent around 90 minutes at the scene. There were no other vehicles in the field.

The circumstances surrounding the fire are thought to be suspicious and the incident has been passed to Greater Manchester Police (GMP) for further investigation.