Shocking video shows scale of devastation after blaze tore through holiday park near Clay Cross

Shocking drone footage has revealed the scale of devastation left after a huge blaze ripped through a holiday park near Clay Cross - destroying 40 caravans.

Flames tore through Ainmoor Grange Caravan Park, Mickley Lane, Stretton, on Wednesday, March 27.

The caravan park after the blaze.

The caravan park after the blaze.

Piles of ash cover the metal structures that remain from what were the motor-homes.

A black plume of smoke could be seen for miles as firefighters from across the county urged residents to keep their windows closed and 'made an aggressive attack' on the fire, broke out at around 5.30am and was out by about 9am.

Officers managed to contain the blaze to a storage area of the site so nobody was harmed- but around 40 caravans were destroyed and another 40 damaged by heat, leaving their owners 'heartbroken'.

Video shows large smoke cloud as 40 caravans are destroyed in a large fire near Clay Cross
The owner of one caravan said: "The caravan I had was my grandfather's and had been passed through my whole family.

An investigation has now been launched.

An investigation has now been launched.

"I remember going on holidays to Bognor Regis and Scarborough as a child and now it's just a pile of ash. I'm heartbroken.

"Some of my fondest memories were in that caravan."

The scene.

The scene.